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Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
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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