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What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
Van Gogh's ear exhibited, 1935
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
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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