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The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
Use your left ear to detect lies
The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
Atomic Sub in Bedford -- April Fool's Day, 1960
The Pennsylvania Bedford Express ran a photograph on its front page of an atomic submarine floating in the Raystown River. The paper was subsequently flooded with calls from its readers: "Was there really a sub in the river? Where is it now? Has it left yet?" The image had been created by a Gazette photographer who superimposed a picture of the sub onto a picture of the river. The Raystown River is only three feet deep in the Bedford area. [Syracuse Herald-Journal, Apr 2, 1960.]


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