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Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
Fake Fish Photos
Life discovered on the moon, 1835
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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