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The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
Brief History of Triple-Decker Buses
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
Cursed by Allah
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Bonsai Kittens, 2000
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
US To Move Berlin Embassy -- April Fool's Day, 2003
Germany's Tageszeitung claimed that the US had decided to move its Berlin embassy because it was too close to the French embassy. (Relations between the two countries were tense at the time because of French resistance to the U.S. war in Iraq.) Also, the embassy was located on Pariser Platz (meaning Parisian Square). The newspaper noted that Washington might reconsider the move, "but only if the name of the square is changed."

April Fool Categories: International Relations, Newspapers, Germany, 2003.
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