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Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
I Must Fly -- April Fool's Day, 1959
A prankster painted a trail of white footprints along the main street of Wellingborough, England. At the end of the trail were the words, "I must fly." [Chicago Daily Tribune, Apr 2, 1959.]

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