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Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
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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