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The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
Use your left ear to detect lies
Samsung invents the on/off switch
Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
BMW's April Fool's Day Hoaxes
Fake Fish Photos
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
Saddam Hussein Offered Job in South Africa -- April Fool's Day, 2003
South Africa's Afrikaans-language Beeld newspaper scooped its rivals by reporting that, in a last minute deal to avoid war, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein had accepted an offer of exile in South Africa. In exchange he would run South Africa's oil industry. Details of the arrangement included: Hussein would be given a game farm on which to live, and he would travel in a jet outfitted with a missile defense system. The US was said to be happy about the deal because it would make Hussein "somebody else's problem."

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