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Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
The Tour de France Sunflower Conspiracy -- April Fool's Day, 2004
The bicycle magazine VeloNews revealed the shocking truth behind the Tour de France: The fields of sunflowers lining the tour's route were the result of a secret program of genetic manipulation designed to produce flowers that would exactly match the color of the yellow jersey of the Tour de France. Unfortunately, these genetically engineered sunflowers were also prone to fungal infection. Those concerned were "embarking on a nationwide campaign to warn farmers about the risks involved in accepting cash, seeds or other considerations to plant flowers along the route of this year's Tour."

April Fool Categories: Botany, Sports, Magazines and Journals, 2004.
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