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Life discovered on the moon, 1835
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
Cursed by Allah
The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
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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