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Bonsai Kittens, 2000
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
Tony Maloney, aka Babe Webster -- April Fool's Day, 1915
A San Francisco woman was charged with "masquerading in male attire" and giving a false name because she had walked around the city dressed in a man's suit of tweeds, introducing herself as "Tony Maloney." She told the judge that her real name was Mrs. Babe Webster, and that she had dressed up as a man as an April fool joke. The judge released her on the condition that she return to the courthouse the next day dressed in feminine attire. [Oakland Tribune, Apr 2, 1915.]


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