The Museum of Hoaxes
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The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
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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