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Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
The Berners Street Hoax, 1810
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
The Gallery of Fake Viral Images
Can a bar of soap between your sheets ease muscle cramps?
Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
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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