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Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
Can a bar of soap between your sheets ease muscle cramps?
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
George Washington Caught Backwards -- April Fool's Day, 1937

"Boston—General George Washington is caught backwards on his charger in the Public Gardens." [Life, Mar 22, 1937.]

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