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Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
BMW's April Fool's Day Hoaxes
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
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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