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Can a bar of soap between your sheets ease muscle cramps?
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
Samsung invents the on/off switch
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
Bonsai Kittens, 2000
Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
Hawkeye Cameras Catch Speeders -- April Fool's Day, 2004
The Sun reported that hawks outfitted with miniature cameras would be used to catch speeding drivers:
They will swoop on vehicles and film them with strapped-on mini cameras developed by the BBC for wildlife programmes. Officers watching monitors will see a speed readout --and even registration numbers and tax discs. The Hawkeye system has had successful trials on the M40 in Oxfordshire, where PCs Mark Dalton and Otto Hergt put two birds through their paces… Paolo Firl, of the Italian makers, said: 'We are very pleased. We have shown it can be done.' But motorist Andy Pinder, 45, said: 'We're already persecuted, now we're being hunted.'

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