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Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
The Gallery of Fake Viral Images
Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
Cursed by Allah
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
Slow-Growing Grass -- April Fool's Day, 1991
The London Times reported that a gardener had succeeded in developing a variety of grass that grew only one inch a year, no matter how wet or dry the year was. The inventor of the seed was said to be Clement Marchdone, a 73-year-old retired Essex seedsman living in Cutter's Green, near Chelmsford. Marchdone had also solved the problem of keeping stripes in a lawn because "when the grass starts to show, you go up and down with a roller; the grass will continue to grow in that direction forever."

April Fool Categories: Botany, Newspapers, United Kingdom, 1991, London Times.
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