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The Gallery of Fake Viral Images
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
Dog wins art contest, 1974
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
Brief History of Triple-Decker Buses
BMW's April Fool's Day Hoaxes
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
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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