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The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
The Sandpaper Test, 1960
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
Life discovered on the moon, 1835
Cursed by Allah
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
Skyforest Orange Trees -- April Fool's Day, 1950
Residents of Skyforest, near Lake Arrowhead in Southern California, staged an elaborate prank. Twenty-five of them, led by cartoonist Frank Adams, crept out during the night and strung 50,000 oranges along a one-mile section of the scenic Rim of the World highway, making it appear that the region's pine and cedar trees had suddenly grown fruit. The oranges were leftovers from the recent National Orange Show in San Bernardino. [The Independent Record (Helena, Montana), Apr 2, 1950.]

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