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Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
The Sandpaper Test, 1960
Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
Samsung invents the on/off switch
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
Chip and Sing Cards -- April Fool's Day, 2006
The London Times reported that "Britain's banks are developing a system of credit card security that uses the voice's tonal range. Rather than needing to recall a PIN, you will need to remember a line of a song... Optical scans are too fallible, and standard voice recognition too easy to mimic electronically. But no two people sing the same way. Tills and cash dispensers are to have microphones."

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