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A black lion: real or fake?
Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
Can a bar of soap between your sheets ease muscle cramps?
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
Brief History of Triple-Decker Buses
Phoomph -- April Fool's Day, 1942
"Men at the Fort Riley, Kan., remount replacement center voted Judy Canova the April Fool glamour girl.

"She has phoomph instead of oomph," they explained in inviting her to be the presiding wallflower at one of their Wednesday night dances.

The April Fool pattern followed through. She's going to accept." [AP]

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