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'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
Fake Fish Photos
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
St. Louis Zoo Changes its Number -- April Fool's Day, 1940
In order to avoid the avalanche of calls on April 1st for Mr. Lyon, Mr. Wolf, and Mr. Fox, the St. Louis Zoo changed its phone number for one day. Sterling 0900, the zoo's regular phone number, was changed to Sterling 0901.

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