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The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
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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