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The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
Dog wins art contest, 1974
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
Bonsai Kittens, 2000
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
The worms inside your face
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
Scandinavian Earthlines -- April Fool's Day, 2004
The Norwegian Board of Tourism ran an ad in Swedish newspapers debuting a new underground super-train, Scandinavian Earthlines, that would connect Sweden and Norway and allow a trip from Stockholm to Lofoten to be made in under an hour. Readers were invited to call a phone number for more information. Those who phoned up were informed that the super-train wasn't actually real, but were given a pitch inviting them to visit Norway anyway.


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