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Use your left ear to detect lies
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
Can a bar of soap between your sheets ease muscle cramps?
Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
Life discovered on the moon, 1835
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
The worms inside your face
The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
Chickpanzees -- April Fool's Day, 1991
The Daily Mirror reported that Professor Vogel Brayne, a "top genetics expert," had succeeded in crossing the genes of a monkey with those of a chicken. He had thus created a "chickpanzee," a tiny monkey-like animal covered in white down, which was shown hatching from an egg as two bewildered chickens looked on. The little chickpanzee, named Charlie, was said to have left the world of science "shell-shocked".

April Fool Categories: 1991.
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