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The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
A black lion: real or fake?
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
Tartan Sheep -- April Fool's Day, 2009
The London Times ran a photo of "tartan sheep" said to have been bred by Grant Bell of West Barns, East Lothian. However, the Times warned, "Before you complain of being fleeced, check out the baa-code for today's date."

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