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Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
Fake Fish Photos
Silent Crisps -- April Fool's Day, 2009
The Daily Mail revealed that Walkers Crisps had designed noise-free crisps, to be marketed as "Ready Silent Cri-sshhp." They would allow people to "eat loud snacks in the cinema without disturbing the person next to you." The crisp was said to have "the same flavour and crunchiness, except it comes already crushed."
The snack food firm has been working with acoustics experts at the London Institute of Sound Performance (LISP) to produce the 'silent' crisp. LISP says that research showed 90pc of the loud crunching noise associated with a packet of crisps comes from the first bite. If successful they will be rolled out in the UK, Europe and in the Middle East through Walker's partner Deloof Neeb Evuoy.

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