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Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
Stranded Steamer -- April Fool's Day, 1938
North Carolina's Twin City Sentinel ran a story on its front page claiming that "a long sleek transatlantic steamer," the S.S. Santa Pinta, had "plowed through the muddy waters of Yadkin River and anchored ten miles west of Winston-Salem." An accompanying photo showed the stranded steamer. Hundreds of people (who hadn't read to the end of the article to see the phrase "An April Fool's Dream!") decided to drive out to see the steamer, resulting in a traffic jam on the highway. [Winston-Salem Journal, Apr 1, 2009]

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