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Life discovered on the moon, 1835
Cursed by Allah
The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
CBS Newsmen Buy Local Weekly -- April Fool's Day, 1981
The Connecticut Gazette, a weekly paper based in Old Lyme, Connecticut, announced it was being purchased by the CBS newsmen Walter Cronkite and Charles Kuralt, who owned a vacation home in nearby Essex, Connecticut. Although the story was not true, it was picked up by the New York Post and run as fact several months later. The Post was forced to admit its blunder several days later.

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