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Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
Can a bar of soap between your sheets ease muscle cramps?
Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
The Sandpaper Test, 1960
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
Oil Found in Japan -- April Fool's Day, 2003
The Tokyo Shimbun reported the discovery of a huge oil field (over 110 billion barrels, about the size of Iraqi reserves) in the Tokyo Gulf. It was predicted that this would tip the balance of power with Washington in Japan's favour.

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