April 1: Nessie

The most famous picture of the Loch Ness Monster, a grainy black-and-white photograph showing a long head and neck emerging from the lake, was eventually revealed to be a hoax. As the New York Times reported, the “monster” in the photograph was a bogus 12-inch-high model made from plastic wood and a toy submarine purchased for two shillings, six pence in Woolworth’s in a London suburb, David Martin and Alastair Boyd, of the Loch Ness and Morar Project said.

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