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What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
Pet Oyster-Eating Hippo -- April Fool's Day, 1937


"Charleston, R.I.—Dr. Harold Sand's pet oyster-eating hippo escapes from backyard." [Life, Mar 22, 1937.]

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