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The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
Fake Fish Photos
Van Gogh's ear exhibited, 1935
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Retrobreeding the Woolly Mammoth -- April Fool's Day, 1984
MIT's Technology Review published an article titled "Retrobreeding the Woolly Mammoth" that described an effort by Soviet scientists, led by Dr. Sverbighooze Yasmilov, to insert DNA from woolly mammoths found frozen in Siberian ice into elephant cells. The cells would then be brought to term inside elephant surrogate mothers. Many members of the media believed the report to be real.


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