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Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
Use your left ear to detect lies
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
BMW's April Fool's Day Hoaxes
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
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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