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Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
The Berners Street Hoax, 1810
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
Can a bar of soap between your sheets ease muscle cramps?
Lowering the Congressional Minimum Age -- April Fool's Day, 1985
Representative Thomas J. Downey (shown), a Democrat from New York, issued a news release proposing that the minimum age for Congressmen be lowered from 25 to 15. He cited the need for "new blood in Congress." He argued that teenagers could usefully lead a Select Committee on Acne and noted that "junkets could become field trips; the carry-outs could sell Twinkies; missed votes could be excused with a note from Mom." He did concede, however, that there would be an increased risk of "food fights in the cafeteria."

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