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Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
Use your left ear to detect lies
Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
The worms inside your face
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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