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The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
Van Gogh's ear exhibited, 1935
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
Can a bar of soap between your sheets ease muscle cramps?
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
Lusthansa -- April Fool's Day, 1996
The German newspaper Die Welt reported that Lufthansa airline would soon be offering its flyers an in-flight matchmaking service. Passengers who opted-in to the service would be seated next to someone who had been selected as a potential romantic partner. One outraged feminist was quoted as saying that Lufthansa should rename itself "Lust-hansa."

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