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The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
Brief History of Triple-Decker Buses
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
The worms inside your face
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
Van Gogh's ear exhibited, 1935
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
Subway Car Surfaces -- April Fool's Day, 2001
Residents of Copenhagen who visited the square in front of the town hall were greeted by a strange sight. One of the subway cars from the city's new subway, which was under construction, appeared to have burst up through the pavement. The subway car actually was a retired vehicle from the Stockholm subway. It had been cut at an angle and loose bricks were placed around it, to give the illusion that it had crashed up from below.

The stunt was sponsored by Gevalia Coffee, whose advertisements had an ongoing theme of vehicles popping up in strange locations, with the tagline "Be ready for unexpected guests."


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