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Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
Downloadable Money -- April Fool's Day, 2001
Abbey National, a British bank, revealed an April Fool's Day joke that never came to fruition. It planned to offer its customers the ability to download and print money from their home computer. An Abbey National employee said, ""We were going to say that it would suit all those couch potatoes who don't want to go to the bank to get their money out. We would make available a system where you could download money from your personal computer and print it out on paper at home." However, the Bank of England, citing concerns about encouraging forgery, strongly advised Abbey National not to proceed with their joke.

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