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The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
Dog wins art contest, 1974
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
The Berners Street Hoax, 1810
The worms inside your face
Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
Endangered Species Restaurant -- April Fool's Day, 2003
The Sydney Morning Herald reviewed Species restaurant in their Good Living supplement. This unusual dining establishment allowed diners to sample animals featured on the World Wildlife Fund's endangered list. Among its specialties: braised slices of hairy nosed wombat, yellow spotted tree frog kebabs and Sumatran Rhino steaks. The owner of the restaurant was named April Phewell. The next day the paper received numerous letters from outraged readers who thought the restaurant was real.

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