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The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
Bonsai Kittens, 2000
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
Thermal Ties -- April Fool's Day, 1985
ITV News ran a segment about a "thermal tie" developed by the British Department of Energy:

"Our research has discovered that heat loss from the body is particularly important in the front of the chest, and this thermally insulated tie is to prevent heat loss from that part of the body."

Conservative MP Anthony Beaumont-Dark reprimanded the DOE for participating in the prank, noting that such pranks were "OK for the music hall, but we do not expect this type of thing from government departments."

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