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The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
The Berners Street Hoax, 1810
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
Statue of Liberty seen from Europe -- April Fool's Day, 1934
The Mar 31, 1934 issue of the Berliner Illustrirte Zeitung contained a photo of the Statue of Liberty supposedly taken from Europe by means of "infrared remote photography".


In the era of infrared remote photography

Aerial photo taken from an unprecedented height: Europe, America and the Atlantic Ocean visible on a single image.

The symbol of America, the Statue of Liberty in New York, emerges ghost-like, clearly visible behind the curvature of the earth. In the perspective of remote photography, the vast expanse of the Atlantic is shrunk to a pond. In the foreground, a tiny rocky island stands out from the sea — the archipelago of England and Ireland.

April Fool Categories: National Landmarks, Germany, 1934, Photo Hoaxes.
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