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Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
Dog wins art contest, 1974
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Trout-Pig Hybrid -- April Fool's Day, 2013
L'Indépendant reported that a fisherman, Jean Bonnet, caught a bizarre creature that appeared to be a trout-pig hybrid while fishing in the Tet River in southeastern France.

It took him 51 minutes to reel it in, and as soon as it landed on the ground it attempted to burrow into the earth with its snout. Bonnet suspected the creature was the result of genetically modified corn being grown nearby.

Health authorities soon arrived to investigate, but by that time Bonnet had already grilled and eaten the trout-pig, which he described as "a treat."




April Fool Categories: Fictitious Creatures, France, 2013, Photo Hoaxes.
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