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Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
Bonsai Kittens, 2000
Can a bar of soap between your sheets ease muscle cramps?
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
All Your Base Are Belong To Us -- April Fool's Day, 2003
Twenty signs appeared in various locations throughout Sturgis, Michigan reading, "All your base are belong to us. You have no chance to survive make your time." The signs were a reference to a well-known quotation from a badly translated Japanese video game. The signs were put up by 7 young men, who intended them as an April Fools joke. Unfortunately, many residents didn't get the joke, thinking that the signs somehow referred to the war in Iraq. The police didn't understand them either. Police Chief Eugene Alli said the signs could be "a borderline terrorist threat depending on what someone interprets it to mean." The seven men were arrested.

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