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What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
The worms inside your face
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
Titanic Replica Visible From Cliffs -- April Fool's Day, 2001
Southern FM radio in Brighton announced that a full-size replica of the Titanic (constructed by the AFD Construction company) would be visible from the cliffs at Beachy Head as it sailed along the Sussex Coast. Hundreds of people braved the windy, treacherous cliffs to catch a glimpse of the sight. Many drove from as far as 30 or 40 miles away. So many people showed up that the cliffs developed a crack from their weight and a few days later collapsed into the water. (Though by that time everyone was gone.) The radio station later apologised to those who had been deceived.

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