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The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
Dog wins art contest, 1974
A black lion: real or fake?
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
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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