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Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
Use your left ear to detect lies
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
Van Gogh's ear exhibited, 1935
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
Samsung invents the on/off switch
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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