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The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
Can a bar of soap between your sheets ease muscle cramps?
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
A black lion: real or fake?
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
Astro Boy to the Rescue -- April Fool's Day, 2003
The Tokyo Shimbun reported that the Japanese government was planning to send robots modelled on the 1960s cartoon character Astro Boy to assist with post-war reconstruction in Iraq. They noted: "It is partly aimed at showing the world the right way to use science technology following the loss of confidence in US high-tech weapons."

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