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The Sandpaper Test, 1960
The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
Sunflowers -- April Fool's Day, 1958
In Denver, an unknown prankster transformed stop signs into giant flowers. It was suspected to be the work of "a recent arrival from neighboring Kansas, the sunflower state." [Spokane Daily Chronicle - Apr 2, 1958]

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