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Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
Cursed by Allah
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
Ring-Tone Rage -- April Fool's Day, 2007
National Public Radio's Weekend Edition Sunday reported that New York City Democratic councilman David Yassky had called for a ban on obnoxious ring tones. The councilman claimed that objectionable ring tones were costing the economy upwards of $1.2 billion and were the cause of numerous fights induced by "ring-tone rage." As of April 1, 2008, NPR reported, cell phone users would be restricted to four city-approved ring tones.

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