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Man flies by own lung power, 1934
Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
BMW's April Fool's Day Hoaxes
Van Gogh's ear exhibited, 1935
The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
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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