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Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Brief History of Triple-Decker Buses
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
Cursed by Allah
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
Medical ID Chips -- April Fool's Day, 2004
Norway's Aftenposten reported a plan by government health authorities to implant electronic id chips under patient's skin in order to better monitor their medical needs. Health workers would be able to monitor their movements and know when they entered a hospital. Aftenposten later noted that over 2,000 people clicked on a link that accompanied the internet version of the story for people who wanted to participate in the project.

April Fool Categories: Government, Medical, Technology, Newspapers, Norway, 2004.
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