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'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
Brief History of Triple-Decker Buses
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
Dutch Government Shares Budget Surplus -- April Fool's Day, 1972
A Dutch radio program announced that the government planned to distribute its budget surplus equally among tax-payers. The announcement received an excited response from listeners eager for their share.

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