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Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
Lickverts -- April Fool's Day, 2009
Russian Standard Vodka ran ads in UK newspapers claiming to have created the world's first "lickvert" — an ad dipped in vodka that could be licked to taste the drink. Readers were urged to "Lick Here," though also reminded to, "Please lick responsibly."

The vodka lickverts were a hoax. But real-life lickable ads had existed in the past. For instance, in 2008 Welch's grape juice ran a lickable ad in People magazine.




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