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The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
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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