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The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
vBay -- April Fool's Day, 1999
Website builder Vivid Studios debuted vBay, an eBay parody, which offered users the chance to "sell your junk" or "buy somebody's junk." Potential buyers could peruse auctions such as a Hotwired 1.0 commemorative lunch box, a "drastically reduced" portal kit, and an unclaimed "Cool Shopping Site of the Year" award. The site also included a special section for "antiques that aren't fakes."

April Fool Categories: Corporations, 1999, Fictitious Companies, Internet.
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