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Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
Brief History of Triple-Decker Buses
Super Hot Chillies Banned -- April Fool's Day, 2013
Chilefoundry.com warned that the federal government was planning to classify Capsaicin (the component of chili peppers that gives them their heat) as a controlled substance. Seeds of any chili pepper capable of producing 1 millions SHUs (Scoville Scale heat units) would become illegal. The government made this decision after noting that after eating extremely hot sauces, people frequently talked about feeling a "high" afterwards.

April Fool Categories: Food and Drink, Websites, 2013, Internet, Stupid Laws.
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