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Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
Life discovered on the moon, 1835
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
I’m Here To Take Money -- April Fool's Day, 2006
A 57-year-old woman stopped at a Wells Fargo Bank in Brainerd, Massachusetts to make a withdrawal. After concluding her transaction, as a joke she handed the teller a note that read, "I'm here to take money." The teller called the police and told them the bank was being robbed. By the time the police arrived, the woman had left, but they later picked her up and charged her with disorderly conduct.

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