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Bonsai Kittens, 2000
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
Fake Fish Photos
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
Mr. Stiff, Please! -- April Fool's Day, 1920
In Milwaukee, Wisconsin the city morgue received over 150 calls within an hour and a half from people asking to speak to Mr. Graves or Mr. Stiff. Consequently "the morgue failed for an hour and 45 minutes to inform the coroner of the death of a patient and asking that the body be removed." The coroner appealed to the public to stop making such calls on April 1st. [Sheboygan Press, Apr 1, 1920.]


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