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Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
Use your left ear to detect lies
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
Can a bar of soap between your sheets ease muscle cramps?
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
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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