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Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
Samsung invents the on/off switch
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
The Berners Street Hoax, 1810
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
Bonsai Kittens, 2000
The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
Four Perfect Bridge Hands -- April Fool's Day, 1959
At London's St. James' Club, on April 1, four perfect bridge hands (a full suit) were dealt at the same table. The odds of this happening were estimated to be 53,644,737,765,488,792,839,237,440,000 to 1. The players had to convince other club members that the perfect hands were not a hoax. The duke of Marlborough, with 13 spades, held the winning hand. [Chicago Daily Tribune, Apr 3, 1959.]

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