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What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
Erase-Only Memory -- April Fool's Day, 1982
Byte Magazine described an "erase-only memory" circuit in it's "What's New" section:
The Stanislowski Electronics 3131.3 is a 4 Kbyte, vigorous, random-access erase-only memory (RAEOM) Imaginary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (IMOS) integrated circuit (IC)... Possible applications include disposing of obsolete data and programs, destroying incriminating evidence, and amusing computer hobbyists. Due to the patented IMOS process, the 3131.3 remains fully functional even when power is removed, making it ideal for use during power blackouts.


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