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The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
BMW's April Fool's Day Hoaxes
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Cursed by Allah
Can a bar of soap between your sheets ease muscle cramps?
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
Rechargeable Gum -- April Fool's Day, 2009
The website HowStuffWorks described a new startup company, ReBubble, that was coming out with rechargeable chewing gum. The gum could be "recharged" by placing it in a special recharging station, the ReCHEWvenation Chamber, that plugged into either a standard power socket or connected to a computer via a USB cable. "After it finishes charging, the gum should have the same taste and texture as it did fresh from the package." The gum would eventually come in five flavors, although the only flavor currently available tasted like "grape with a hint of ozone." However, there were reportedly problems if people ate partially charged-sticks of gum. But the company was trying hard to prevent "catastrophic gum failure."

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