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Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
Can a bar of soap between your sheets ease muscle cramps?
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
Life discovered on the moon, 1835
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
No Booze -- April Fool's Day, 1923
San Jose hat dealer Jay McCabe posted a sign in his window announcing that a truckload of booze had fallen into the Coyote creek at the Julian Street bridge, and that the driver had fled. Scores of people drove to the location, found no truck, and then remembered what day it was.

(This was during the Prohibition Era, so a truckload of booze would have been a particularly tempting attraction.)

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