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Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
Dog wins art contest, 1974
Can a bar of soap between your sheets ease muscle cramps?
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
Brief History of Triple-Decker Buses
PC EZ-Bake Oven -- April Fool's Day, 2004
Thinkgeek.com, an online retailer of offbeat gadgets, continued a multiyear tradition of posting fake gadgets on April 1st. This year's roster included a PC EZ-Bake Oven: "It fits in a 5 1/4" drive bay and plugs right into your power supply with the included Molex connector… The PC Ez-Bake oven can even be used to cook your Pop Tarts, Bagel Bites, or any tiny or flat food. YUM!"

The Remote Control Gastron Hunger Elimator: "Simply swallow the tiny non-digestible Gastron base station and use the remote to adjust your personal hunger level. The base station inflates to fill your stomach, giving you that satisfied full feeling with zero calories."

CaffeDerm caffeine patches: "They easily apply to your shoulder and provide a steady dose of caffeine throughout the day. These calorie-free fixes are just enough to keep you from ripping your teeth out without generating any brain fuzz so you can actually present yourself as a sentient!"

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