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The Berners Street Hoax, 1810
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
The worms inside your face
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
Debugging Tool -- April Fool's Day, 1982
Byte magazine profiled a new Debugging Tool that "Irons Out Circuit Problems":
The General Electric Model F340 Electric Iron serves as a handy debugging tool for crucial logic circuits that must exhibit planar topology or use especially thin-film substrates. Using the latest deionized-vapor-injection technology, the Model F340 can be used with circuits arrayed on fiber substrates up to 0.1 cm (approximately 1/8 inch) thick, assuming proper adjustments for duration of treatment.



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