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Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
Can a bar of soap between your sheets ease muscle cramps?
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
A black lion: real or fake?
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
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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