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Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
BMW's April Fool's Day Hoaxes
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
A black lion: real or fake?
Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
Solar Complexus Americanus -- April Fool's Day, 1995
The Glasgow Herald described the recent arrival in Britain of a new energy-saving miracle: heat-generating plants. These plants, known by the scientific name Solar Complexus Americanus, were imports from Venezuela. One plant alone, fed by nothing more than three pints of water a day, generated as much heat as a 2kw electric fire. A few of these horticultural wonders placed around a house could entirely eliminate the need for a central-heating system, and when submerged in water, the plants created a constant supply of hot water. The Scandinavian botanist responsible for discovering these hot-air producers was Professor Olaf Lipro.

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