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Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
Samsung invents the on/off switch
Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
Lindsay Lohan Pregnant? -- April Fool's Day, 2013
26-year-old actress Lindsay Lohan tweeted that she was pregnant. She posted the announcement at 10:35 pm (west coast time) on April 1st, which caused confusion because it was already April 2nd on the east coast. Therefore, her followers weren't sure whether or not she was joking. She clarified her intent the following day by tweeting, "April Fools. Where's everyone's sense of humor?" Then she deleted the posts.

Curator's Note — The official rules of April Fools state that jokes are supposed to be sprung before noon. Those who delay their jokes until after noon are themselves considered to be the fools.

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