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Man flies by own lung power, 1934
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
The New York City Packers -- April Fool's Day, 1985
New York City Comptroller Harrison Goldin called a news conference at which he announced that the city was purchasing the professional football team, the Green Bay Packers. City retirement funds would be used to make the purchase, and the Packers would replace the Giants and the Jets. Reporters had already phoned the story into the New York Post and Daily News when a press representative in Golden's office announced that the news was an April Fool's day joke. The Post complained that they had almost put the story on their front page, a mistake which would have cost them $100,000 to correct.

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