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The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
Dog wins art contest, 1974
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
Left-handed Cellphone -- April Fool's Day, 2004
Virgin Mobile announced that it would be offering a left-handed Sony Ericsson LH-Z200 mobile phone: "Designed with a reversed keypad layout, the buttons are switched from right to left instead of standard left to right… This simple but clever design makes dialling, texting and menu navigation quicker and easier for anyone left-handed." A number of technology sites fell for the joke.

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