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The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
Fake Fish Photos
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
George Foreman USB iGrill -- April Fool's Day, 2003
Thinkgeek.com introduced the George Foreman USB iGrill, the "low-fat, high-bandwidth solution to your networked cooking needs":
The George Foreman USB iGrill conveniently connects to your home or office PC using USB 2.0 technology, and provides a sophisticated web-based cooking interface. Download recipes, enter in the type of food, weight and desired degree of doneness, and the iGrill handles the rest. Did you know that a medium rare 1/4 lb. hamburger made from 80% lean beef takes 1 minute and 45 seconds less cook time than an identical patty made from 95% lean prime Black Angus? The iGrill does. As your meal cooks, the subtle glow from under the unit increases brightness and pulses faster until your meal is perfectly done.

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