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The Sandpaper Test, 1960
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
Samsung invents the on/off switch
The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
Parking Fees Reduced -- April Fool's Day, 1970
A Vienna, Austria radio station reported that the city had decided to reduce parking permit fees, and that car drivers would be able to buy permits in tobacco shops and hand them to police officers in case of need. One police officer called the radio station to ask, "Could you please give me more details on the new order as I have not heard from my superiors yet." [The Washington Post, Apr 2, 1970.]

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