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The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
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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