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Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
Use your left ear to detect lies
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
Dog wins art contest, 1974
The Gallery of Fake Viral Images
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Skyforest Orange Trees -- April Fool's Day, 1950
Residents of Skyforest, near Lake Arrowhead in Southern California, staged an elaborate prank. Twenty-five of them, led by cartoonist Frank Adams, crept out during the night and strung 50,000 oranges along a one-mile section of the scenic Rim of the World highway, making it appear that the region's pine and cedar trees had suddenly grown fruit. The oranges were leftovers from the recent National Orange Show in San Bernardino. [The Independent Record (Helena, Montana), Apr 2, 1950.]

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