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Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
Van Gogh's ear exhibited, 1935
What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
Spring Recess Cancelled -- April Fool's Day, 1938
The student body of Cornell University was thrown into turmoil when the Cornell Daily Sun announced on its front page that school officials had decided to cancel spring recess. The reason given was that "a sub-committee appointed at the last meeting of the faculty to investigate student marks at the end of the first six weeks discovered that marks were so far below the required standard that they felt some immediate drastic action was necessary." The local railroad reported receiving frantic calls from students trying to get refunds on tickets they had already purchased to travel home.

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