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Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
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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