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Cursed by Allah
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
Brief History of Triple-Decker Buses
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
Russian Hair-Restoring Well -- April Fool's Day, 2001
Russian Public TV reported that a spring had been discovered in the Caucasus mountains with the ability to cure male baldness. "According to the latest statistics, the number of bald men in Adygeya has plummeted," the report noted. The news program showed "before" and "after" pictures of the man who had made the discovery. The BBC had perpetrated a similar April Fool's Day hoax in 1977.

April Fool Categories: Beauty and Grooming, Medical, Television, Russia, 2001.
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