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Dog wins art contest, 1974
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
BMW's April Fool's Day Hoaxes
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
The Clegg GTi Turbo -- April Fool's Day, 1987
A Yorkshire ad agency, Male Winram Tweddle and Associates, placed an ad in the Yorkshire Post describing a new super-car, the Clegg GTi Turbo. The ad claimed that compared to this car "Owt else is nobbut middlin". A phone number was also provided for those wanting more information. When people called this number they were informed that they had "bin 'ad by some poncey ad agency."

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