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Fake Fish Photos
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
A black lion: real or fake?
Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
Woman Murdering Her Husband -- April Fool's Day, 1940
The Los Angeles Times reported that police officers were kept busy responding to fictitious reports of "big fires" throughout the city. They also responded to a report of a "woman murdering her husband" on N. Gower St:

"The woman, mystified when a squad of detectives rushed to her home demanding the body and the suspect, soon joined the officers with a hollow laugh which somehow lacked the humor which the prankster probably expected."

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