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Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
Brief History of Triple-Decker Buses
The Berners Street Hoax, 1810
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
Use your left ear to detect lies
Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
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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