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Fake Fish Photos
Van Gogh's ear exhibited, 1935
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
Samsung invents the on/off switch
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
Big Ben Goes Digital -- April Fool's Day, 1980
The BBC's overseas service reported that Big Ben was going to be given a digital readout. The news elicited a huge response from listeners shocked and angry about the change. "Surprisingly, few people thought it was funny," admitted Tony Lightley of the overseas service.

The same news report also claimed that the clock hands would be given away to the first four listeners to contact the station. One Japanese seaman in the mid-Atlantic immediately radioed in, hoping to be among the lucky callers.

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