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The Sandpaper Test, 1960
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
Bonsai Kittens, 2000
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
Fake Fish Photos
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
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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