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The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
Brief History of Triple-Decker Buses
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912

Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
BMW's April Fool's Day Hoaxes
Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
Dog wins art contest, 1974
Quarantine
Posted by The Curator on Tue May 11, 2004
What would you be willing to do for a brief shot at fame? Would you embarrass yourself on national TV? Of course, who wouldn't nowadays. But would you lock yourself in a lab and allow yourself to be exposed to all manner of infectious diseases? That sounds a bit dodgy, but this was the premise of the new reality TV show, Quarantine, recently advertised in the Daily Mirror. Remarkably, hundreds of people applied to be on it, and the applications are still rolling in. Thankfully the whole thing was a hoax, an experiment "to discover just how far people will go in their pursuit of fame." (Thanks, 'Ed the doc').
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