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The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
Can a bar of soap between your sheets ease muscle cramps?
Use your left ear to detect lies
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
The worms inside your face
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
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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