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Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
Dog wins art contest, 1974
The Sandpaper Test, 1960
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
Sandpapers Boat to Fit -- April Fool's Day, 1937

"The Flume, N.H.—Local boy builds boat, finds it too big, sandpapers it down to fit." [Life, Mar 22, 1937.]

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