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Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
Use your left ear to detect lies
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
Dog wins art contest, 1974
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
Cyclone Dairy -- April Fool's Day, 2009
The website of Cyclone Dairy appeared online in late March 2009. It purported to represent "the first dairy brand to offer great-tasting products made exclusively from cloned cows." Its tagline was "Quality. Consistency. Isn't that what your family deserves?" The smiling family featured on the site's front page included a young boy missing his front teeth.

On April 1st ice cream-maker Ben & Jerry's revealed it had created the site, hoping to raise "onsumer awareness of the government's recent approval of cloned milk and meat within the human food supply chain."

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