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'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
Use your left ear to detect lies
Dog wins art contest, 1974
The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
The worms inside your face
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Gmail Autopilot -- April Fool's Day, 2009
Google unveiled Gmail Autopilot, a feature that automatically reads and responds to your email, saving you the time of doing this. It boasted that Autopilot could mirror any communication style, could also work for Gmail chat, and would work even if both sender and recipient had Autopilot on:
Two Gmail accounts can happily converse with each other for up to three messages each. Beyond that, our experiments have shown a significant decline in the quality ranking of Autopilot's responses and further messages may commit you to dinner parties or baby namings in which you have no interest.

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