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Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
Life discovered on the moon, 1835
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
Use your left ear to detect lies
Pennsylvania Flying Saucer -- April Fool's Day, 1950
The Progress (Clearfield, Pennsylvania) published a picture of a flying saucer, supposedly hovering over the business section of Clearfield. The photo caption read, "Scoring an unquestioned scoop on the other newspapers of the nation, Life, and Look magazines and other pictorial publications, The Progress proudly presents today the first published picture of a 'flying saucer' in the air."

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