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Life discovered on the moon, 1835
Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
The worms inside your face
Brief History of Triple-Decker Buses
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
The Berners Street Hoax, 1810
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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