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Can a bar of soap between your sheets ease muscle cramps?
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
LunarCorp -- April Fool's Day, 2001
The NPR program All Things Considered revealed that a California-based company, LunarCorp, had developed a laser powerful enough to project images on to the surface of the moon. It planned to use this to beam advertisements onto the moon, turning the earth's satellite into a giant billboard.

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