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Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
A black lion: real or fake?
Samsung invents the on/off switch
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
Ocean Youth
Too close to the real thing. Yachting Monthly reports that the April Fool it inserted into its current issue ruffled a few feathers:

In our bid to insert some authentication into the prank about children competing in world sailing stunts we used the fictitious name: Ocean Youth Association. We did not foresee that by Googling this name - which according to Caroline White of the Ocean Youth Trust many people did - her own organisation and that of the Association of Sail Training Organisations came up. Both these organisations were then contacted by folks seeking clarification.

Unfortunately, they don't seem to have the April Fool itself on their site.
Categories: April Fools Day, Sports
Posted by The Curator on Mon Mar 16, 2009
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