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The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
Still Champagne -- April Fool's Day, 1992
Virgin Atlantic ran an advertisement explaining that "a recent tracking study by the Institute of Aeronautical and Atmospheric Studies reveals that the waste gases from champage (CO2 + NO1) can have a detrimental effect on the upper atmosphere and contribute towards the depletion of the ozone layer."

For which reason it had commissioned a special "still champagne" to serve on its flights. It promised that the taste was "distinctively dry with a hint of flint."


April Fool Categories: Advertising, Food and Drink, 1992, Virgin.
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