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Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
Use your left ear to detect lies
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
Can a bar of soap between your sheets ease muscle cramps?
Atomic Mist Invades Eindhoven -- April Fool's Day, 1947
The Eindhoven Dagblad reported that the Dutch town of Eindhoven would be destroyed the next day by an "atomic mist" blowing into the town. Panic resulted. Town residents made frantic plans to leave, especially those living near the Philips Incandescent Lamp Company's factories and laboratories, Eindhoven's main industry. Numerous radio announcements were made to calm residents and assure them that the story was false. Municipal authorities considered legal action against the newspaper.

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