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Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
Life discovered on the moon, 1835
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
The worms inside your face
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
KNOSH Food Network -- April Fool's Day, 1981
On Cable magazine reporter Peter Funt announced the creation of the first 24-hour a day cable food network called KNOSH. (Apparently the idea of a 24-hour a day food network seemed silly in the days before Emeril Lagasse.)

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