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Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
Dog wins art contest, 1974
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
Endangered Species Restaurant -- April Fool's Day, 2003
The Sydney Morning Herald reviewed Species restaurant in their Good Living supplement. This unusual dining establishment allowed diners to sample animals featured on the World Wildlife Fund's endangered list. Among its specialties: braised slices of hairy nosed wombat, yellow spotted tree frog kebabs and Sumatran Rhino steaks. The owner of the restaurant was named April Phewell. The next day the paper received numerous letters from outraged readers who thought the restaurant was real.

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