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The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
A black lion: real or fake?
Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
Tartan Sheep -- April Fool's Day, 2009
The London Times ran a photo of "tartan sheep" said to have been bred by Grant Bell of West Barns, East Lothian. However, the Times warned, "Before you complain of being fleeced, check out the baa-code for today's date."

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