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The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
The worms inside your face
Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
Fake Fish Photos
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
Soybean Computer Disks -- April Fool's Day, 1985
Byte Magazine featured a section called "What's Not," instead of its usual "What's Hot" section. Included were technological gadgets such as computer disks made of soybeans:
If merely erasing sensitive data is not enough for you, Soycure Systems of Tokyo has developed the ultimate in disk security. Made entirely of processed soybeans, Parasoya Disks are writable, readable, and edible. Parasoya disks contain 84 percent more protein than average floppy disks and are available in 5¼-inch (regular) and 3½-inch (crunchy) formats.


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