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Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
Cursed by Allah
Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
The Berners Street Hoax, 1810
The Yonghy Bonghy Bo -- April Fool's Day, 1957
Rear Admiral Tully Shelley, managing director of a company of oil refinery and construction engineers, designed a match striking machine as an April Fool's Day joke. He called it his "Yonghy Bonghy Bo" (an allusion to Edward Lear's poem, "The Courtship of the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bo"). However, the machine actually did work and could be used to light a cigarette.

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