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The Gallery of Fake Viral Images
What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
The worms inside your face
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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