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The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
Can a bar of soap between your sheets ease muscle cramps?
Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
3D Eye Surgery -- April Fool's Day, 2011
Jen Sands-Windsor reported for NPR's Morning Edition about a new surgical procedure that made people's eyes "act like 3D glasses," eliminating the need to wear special glasses when watching 3D movies or TV.

One recipient of the surgery raved, "Seeing 'Gnomeo & Juliet' without those horrible glasses was life-changing."

Unfortunately, a side-effect of the surgery was blurred vision when not looking at a 3D screen, but the developer of the procedure was working on corrective lenses "that will allow our patients to see real life normally."

April Fool Categories: Medical, 2011, NPR.
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