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The Sandpaper Test, 1960
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
The Berners Street Hoax, 1810
Bonsai Kittens, 2000
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
Van Gogh's ear exhibited, 1935
Rue Maurice Thorez -- April Fool's Day, 1941
The Vichy government in France arrested 13 people on the charge of participating in a "Communist April Fool day plot" to rename streets in Marseille after the exiled Communist leader Maurice Thorez. The police made the arrests after finding a large quantity of signs reading "Maurice Thorez Street" (or "Rue Maurice Thorez") designed to be placed over the regular street signs in the city.

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