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Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
Echinocereus dahliaeflorus -- April Fool's Day, 1900
A German garden journal, Möllers Deutsche Gärtner Zeitung (15:148), printed details of a fictitious species of cactus, Echinocereus dahliaeflorus, in its April edition. The editor of the journal apparently forgot his own joke because he indexed the cactus name at the end of the year. [The Cactaceae]

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