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A black lion: real or fake?
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
Can a bar of soap between your sheets ease muscle cramps?
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
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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