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Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
April Fool Riot Call -- April Fool's Day, 1920
The desk sergeant at the San Francisco police station received a frantic phone call. "For God's sake rush the wagon to 1448 Bush Street." A dozen officers were sent to the address. The local paper reported, "They found 1448 Bush Street. It is a branch police station." [Modesto Evening News, Apr 1, 1920.]

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