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The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
Can a bar of soap between your sheets ease muscle cramps?
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
Arm the Homeless -- April Fool's Day, 1999
The Phoenix New Times ran a story announcing the formation of an unusual new charity to benefit the homeless. Instead of providing the homeless with food and shelter, this charity would provide them with guns and ammunition. It was named 'The Arm the Homeless Coalition.' The story received coverage from 60 Minutes II, the Associated Press, and numerous local radio stations before the media realized the article was a hoax. The Phoenix New Times's joke was actually a reprise of a 1993 prank perpetrated by students at Ohio State University.

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