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Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
Anti-Baldness Spray -- April Fool's Day, 1994
The Russian newspaper Moskovsky Komsomolets reported that Mikhail Gorbachev had volunteered to test a revolutionary new anti-baldness spray. As a result he had sprouted a new head of hair, covering his famous birthmark. Accompanying the article was a picture of Gorbachev on a trip to South Korea sporting his new, curly-locked look.

April Fool Categories: Beauty and Grooming, Medical, Newspapers, Russia, 1994.
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