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Samsung invents the on/off switch
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
Use your left ear to detect lies
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
Cursed by Allah
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
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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