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Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
Dog wins art contest, 1974
Bonsai Kittens, 2000
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
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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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