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Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
Use your left ear to detect lies
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
Samsung invents the on/off switch
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
Blue Can Warning -- April Fool's Day, 1996

Virgin Cola announced that in the interest of consumer safety it had integrated a new technology into its cans. When the cola passed its sell-by date, the liquid would react with the metal in the can, turning the can bright blue. Virgin warned that consumers should therefore avoid purchasing all blue cans. Coincidentally, Pepsi had recently unveiled its newly designed cans which were bright blue.

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