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Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
The Gallery of Fake Viral Images
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
A black lion: real or fake?
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
Solar Complexus Americanus -- April Fool's Day, 1995
The Glasgow Herald described the recent arrival in Britain of a new energy-saving miracle: heat-generating plants. These plants, known by the scientific name Solar Complexus Americanus, were imports from Venezuela. One plant alone, fed by nothing more than three pints of water a day, generated as much heat as a 2kw electric fire. A few of these horticultural wonders placed around a house could entirely eliminate the need for a central-heating system, and when submerged in water, the plants created a constant supply of hot water. The Scandinavian botanist responsible for discovering these hot-air producers was Professor Olaf Lipro.

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