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The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
Repent, Criminals! -- April Fool's Day, 2004
Norway's TV 2 announced a new crime-reduction strategy being considered by the police. Prisons were going to send inmates to see The Passion of the Christ. Police officers would then position themselves outside the theater and wait for the criminals to confess and repent after seeing the movie.

April Fool Categories: Crime, Religion, Television, Norway, 2004.
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