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Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals

Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
BMW's April Fool's Day Hoaxes
Van Gogh's ear exhibited, 1935
Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
Fake Fish Photos
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
Imaginary eBay Girlfriends
Posted by The Curator on Tue Feb 03, 2004
Buying imaginary girlfriends (and, less frequently, boyfriends) is the latest fad on eBay. What happens is that if you're the winning bidder, the person you bid for will pretend to be going out with you for a set period of time, such as a month. This imaginary relationship will be limited to emails and letters... you won't ever meet your eBay lover in person. But by showing off the communications from your new girlfriend, you might be able to convince your friends that you aren't quite the antisocial loser they thought you were. That is, until they find out that you paid for an imaginary friend, at which point they'll think you're an even bigger loser than they thought before.
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