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The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
Use your left ear to detect lies
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
First Photograph Discovered -- April Fool's Day, 1987
The camera manufacturer Olympus ran an ad in The Guardian announcing the discovery of "the first picture ever taken." The picture had been discovered "in a cave high in the remote Outer Fokus Mountains." It had been taken by Yorimoto Hishida around 1782, "almost a full half century before the earliest work of either Fox Talbot or Nicéphore Niépce."


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