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The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
The Sandpaper Test, 1960
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
Use your left ear to detect lies
Van Gogh's ear exhibited, 1935
The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
The Graffiti Grannys -- April Fool's Day, 2010
Residents of Mousehole, Cornwall woke on the morning of 1 April 2010 to find their town had been overrun by mice. Knitted mice. The small, woolen rodents lined the harbor and perched atop handrails. Each mouse had a note attached, "If you like me, please feel free to keep me." A group calling itself the Graffiti Grannys soon emerged to take credit for the prank. They were a group of women, ranging in age from their mid-40s to 96, who loved to knit and loved to share their work. They explained that their motive for unleashing yarny creatures upon Mousehole was simply to make people smile.


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