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The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
Van Gogh's ear exhibited, 1935
Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
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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