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Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
Brief History of Triple-Decker Buses
The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
A black lion: real or fake?
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
Alpine Legend -- April Fool's Day, 2009
Microsoft announced the release of a new game for the Xbox: Alpine Legend. It featured the tagline, "Join the Global Yodel." Players competed online by yodeling and blowing on an alpine horn:
Take your band through all the alpine rights of passage: a mountainous village tour, recording sessions in a log cabin studio, overcoming throat soother addiction, and even competing in a live yodel off.



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