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Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
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The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
Flight Over the Thames -- April Fool's Day, 1971
Ken Piper, former paratrooper, tried to fly over the Thames River by jumping off the Twickenham Bridge with wings attached to his arms. He flapped the wings and fell into the water. When he regained dry land, he said, "It was a good one for April Fool's Day."

A few months later, Mr. Piper returned to the news on account of his cabaret act in which he cracked a thick slab of concrete by means of a head-on collision with his head.

April Fool Categories: Freelance Pranksters, United Kingdom, 1971.
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