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Man flies by own lung power, 1934
The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
Life discovered on the moon, 1835
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
Can a bar of soap between your sheets ease muscle cramps?
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
Sleeper Cabins -- April Fool's Day, 2008
Canadian airline WestJet announced it would be converting overhead compartments on its planes into sleeper cabins:
WestJet (TSX:WJA) today announced that on April 1, 2008, sleeper cabins will be introduced onboard its existing fleet of 73 Boeing 737 Next-Generation aircraft. These sleeper cabins can be booked on all of WestJet's existing flights for a nominal incremental fee of $12...
"The overhead compartment has traditionally been a place where guests have placed their carry-on baggage. Given that the overhead bins on our fleet are among the most spacious of any airline, we made the decision to offer sleeper cabins in that space."



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