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The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
Sell! -- April Fool's Day, 1925
Pranksters attempted to deceive some of the larger brokerage offices on Wall Street. Several of the larger houses received telephone messages instructing them to sell large quantities of stock "at the market." Doing so could have caused a collapse in stock prices. However, the brokers, who were familiar with the actual voices of their customers, realized they were being deceived and did not carry out any of the sell orders. [The New York Times, Apr 2, 1925.]

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