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The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
The Berners Street Hoax, 1810
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
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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