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Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
The worms inside your face
Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
Dog wins art contest, 1974
Bolivia Forced to Adopt Daylight Savings Time -- April Fool's Day, 2009
The Democracy Center, an organization founded to advance global social justice, posted on its website that Bolivian President Evo Morales had accused the United States of engaging in a clandestine effort to force Bolivia to adopt Daylight Savings Time. The article quoted Morales as saying, "We have seen the government of the U.S. try to undermine our democracy, block us from the lawful export of coca products, and smuggle in munitions. But now we see that these conspirators also have their sights set on changing our clocks. We denounce this before the world community." The news was initially reposted as fact by a few blogs, including the Huffington Post, before it was identified as an April Fool's Day joke.

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