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Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
A black lion: real or fake?
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
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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