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The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
Samsung invents the on/off switch
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
The Gallery of Fake Viral Images
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
The HA! Network -- April Fool's Day, 1990
MTV, VH-1, and Nick at Nite turned over their airwaves (and their 50 million viewers) to the HA! network, a comedy channel which broadcast in their place for the day. No one in the broadcast industry had been informed that the switch would take place. The broadcast was the debut of the MTV-backed HA! network. MTV had hoped that the prank would give the fledgling network some much-needed publicity.

The HA! network lasted a year before merging with the Comedy Channel.

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