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Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
Van Gogh's ear exhibited, 1935
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
Temporary Millionaire -- April Fool's Day, 1977
When Linas Gylys noticed that the Continental Illinois Bank had accidentally credited his account with an extra $4,757,000, he waited until April 1st, then went into the bank and requested a certified check made out to one "John H. Perkins." Bank officials hurriedly escorted him into a back office, where they interrogated him for an hour. They only became friendlier when he revealed that the man accompanying him was a reporter, and that John H. Perkins, to whom the check would be made out, was the president of the bank.

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