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The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
The Sandpaper Test, 1960
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
The Village of Spiggot Boycotts Metric System -- April Fool's Day, 1973
Westward Television, a British TV studio, produced a documentary feature about the village of Spiggot whose residents were refusing to accept the new decimal currency recently adopted by the British government. The feature included interviews with local officials from Spiggot. The documentary prompted an outpouring of support for this rebellious village from the British public, and many people expressed a willingness to join it in its anti-decimal crusade. Unfortunately for this burgeoning rebellion, the village of Spiggot did not exist.

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