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September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
Cursed by Allah
Samsung invents the on/off switch
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Brief History of Triple-Decker Buses
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
Flying Bicycle -- April Fool's Day, 1932

A German newspaper (unidentified) ran a picture of inventor Max Wiedenhoft successfully testing a flying bicycle over Tempelhof airfield in Berlin as a crowd watched from below. The picture was actually a photomontage created from a shot of Wiedenhoft taken the previous month, as he prepared to test his "rocket bicycle" on a rooftop at Tempelhof.


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