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September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
Bonsai Kittens, 2000
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
Pinanas -- April Fool's Day, 2009
British supermarket chain Waitrose placed ads in newspapers announcing the availability of a new fruit, the pinana (a combination of pineapple and banana). The text of the ad read:
Pinanas. Fresh in today and exclusive to Waitrose. If you find that all Waitrose pinanas have sold out, don't worry, there's 50% off our essential Waitrose strawberries."

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