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BMW's April Fool's Day Hoaxes
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
The worms inside your face
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
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September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
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Secret Crosse and Blackwell Aircraft
Dan Townend, writing in the Express, discusses the surprising camaraderie that often existed between British and German soldiers during World War I. Prisoners of war were, many times, treated with great decency and compassion. Of course, this show of kindness could have ulterior motives. The Germans, for instance, liked to "soften up" their prisoners to get them to reveal military secrets. But the British prisoners weren't so easy to gull. Thanks to one British prisoner, the Germans seriously came to believe that the UK had a top-secret aircraft called the Crosse and Blackwell that had been developed by the engineers Huntley and Palmer. [Express]

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Posted by The Curator on Sun Aug 18, 2013
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