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The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
Life discovered on the moon, 1835
The Berners Street Hoax, 1810
Can a bar of soap between your sheets ease muscle cramps?
What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
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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