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Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
Brief History of Triple-Decker Buses
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
Energy From Starlight -- April Fool's Day, 2008
The Norwegian energy company Statkraft released a video announcing they had developed a way to generate power from starlight:

Our planet needs more energy — pure energy. And thanks to pioneering Norwegian technology we may be able to provide it. The energy source of the future is starpower...
When stars explode, gamma rays with vast amounts of energy are hurled out into space. Now game capturers will be placed in orbit around the earth to capture this energy. This pioneering breakthrough has been developed by researchers and engineers from Statkraft.

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