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Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
Dog wins art contest, 1974
Brief History of Triple-Decker Buses
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
Sweating Silver Vault -- April Fool's Day, 1896
Hundreds of people gathered outside the New York Sub-Treasury vault, located on Pine Street, due to a rumor (spread by an unknown prankster) that the vault was "sweating" because of the warm weather, causing the silver contained inside it to exude through the marble walls. Specks of mica were pointed out in the walls to prove the theory. [New York Times, Apr 2, 1896.]

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