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Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
The Berners Street Hoax, 1810
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
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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