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Man flies by own lung power, 1934
The Sandpaper Test, 1960
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
Hair-Restoring Well -- April Fool's Day, 1977
BBC TV's Nationwide news program ran a segment about a well located on the farm of James Coatsworth in Rothbury, Northumberland. This well supposedly had the power to make hair grow on bald men’s heads.

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