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The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
The Sandpaper Test, 1960
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
Fire alarm pulled -- April Fool's Day, 1923
The Newburyport fire department responded to an alarm from the business district, but upon arrival found no fire. Police interviewed men standing near the alarm box who swore it hadn't been pulled.

But soon after the fire engine returned to the station, the telephone rang. The caller said, "April fool," and then hung up. [Portsmouth Herald — Apr 2, 1923]

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