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Man flies by own lung power, 1934
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
Retrobreeding the Woolly Mammoth -- April Fool's Day, 1984
MIT's Technology Review published an article titled "Retrobreeding the Woolly Mammoth" that described an effort by Soviet scientists, led by Dr. Sverbighooze Yasmilov, to insert DNA from woolly mammoths found frozen in Siberian ice into elephant cells. The cells would then be brought to term inside elephant surrogate mothers. Many members of the media believed the report to be real.


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