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Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
Can a bar of soap between your sheets ease muscle cramps?
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
The worms inside your face
Russian Hair-Restoring Well -- April Fool's Day, 2001
Russian Public TV reported that a spring had been discovered in the Caucasus mountains with the ability to cure male baldness. "According to the latest statistics, the number of bald men in Adygeya has plummeted," the report noted. The news program showed "before" and "after" pictures of the man who had made the discovery. The BBC had perpetrated a similar April Fool's Day hoax in 1977.

April Fool Categories: Beauty and Grooming, Medical, Television, Russia, 2001.
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