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war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
Supreme Court Dress Code -- April Fool's Day, 2001
A special edition of the Denver Bar Association's newsletter, The Docket, described a new dress code adopted by the Colorado Supreme Court. Male attorneys would be required to wear blue blazers with a Colorado state seal displayed on the pocket, while female lawyers would have to wear plaid skirts. The Docket received five calls from lawyers concerned about this new dress code.

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