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Samsung invents the on/off switch
Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
The Berners Street Hoax, 1810
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
Can a bar of soap between your sheets ease muscle cramps?
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
Looking for Charlie Chaplin -- April Fool's Day, 1931
A large crowd and squads of police gathered in Genoa, Italy to greet the arrival of the Riviera train, having been lured there by a report published in numerous newspapers that Charlie Chaplin had recently left Nice and would be arriving that day in Genoa.

A movie manager admitted to having planted the false story, in the hope of attracting attention to one of Chaplin's films.

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