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Dog wins art contest, 1974
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
Fake Fish Photos
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
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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