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Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
The Gallery of Fake Viral Images
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
Thatcher Endorses Blair -- April Fool's Day, 1997
The Independent reported on its front page that Labour Party member Tony Blair, who was campaigning to become prime minister, had offered former Conservative prime minister Baroness Thatcher a position as ambassador to Washington if she would endorse his candidacy in the general election and Labour were to win. It also said that Thatcher had expressed her admiration for Blair's "disciplined determination." The story was picked up by wire services and consequently reported as fact by the Australian Broadcasting Company, forcing it to subsequently issue a retraction. In reality, Thatcher had described Blair as a "boneless wonder."


April Fool Categories: Politics, Newspapers, United Kingdom, 1997.
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