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Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
The Berners Street Hoax, 1810
Dog wins art contest, 1974
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
Worst April Fools?
An online brokerage, Zecco, pretended to give customers multi-million trading accounts on April 1st. Funny until customers began doing actual trades with the money. Lots of blogs were linking to this story, calling it the worst April Fool's ever. (I'm not sure about that. It's still not as bad as some on the official list.) But now the company is saying it was an accident, not a purposeful prank.
Categories: April Fools Day, Business/Finance
Posted by The Curator on Mon Apr 06, 2009
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