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Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
Van Gogh's ear exhibited, 1935
Dog wins art contest, 1974
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
Dial-O-Fish -- April Fool's Day, circa 1970?
Australia's This Day Tonight ran a segment about the "Dial-O-Fish," a new electronic fishing rod that could be set to catch any desired species. A "fishing expert" demonstrated how to use the device. First he dialed up garfish, and soon had caught half a dozen. Next he dialed up tommy ruff. Hundreds of viewers reportedly called in wanting to know where to buy one, and a Japanese manufacturer declared it was ready to go into production immediately.

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