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Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
Use your left ear to detect lies
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
Can a bar of soap between your sheets ease muscle cramps?
The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
Tattoo Your Toddler -- April Fool's Day, 2007
DJs from North Dakota's Y94 radio station created a hoax website called tattooyourtoddler.com. The site claimed to be "the first tattoo studio for kids, with the trendiest body-art designed specifically for youths ages 2 through 17!" Parents who wanted to tattoo their child were promised that "Our patented needle-free system only causes slight discomfort and ensures a vibrant tattoo, guaranteed not to fade for at least 10 years!" The FAQ section of the site included the question: "Is this legal?" To which the reply was: "This is still America, isn't it?" A similar April Fool's Day hoax had been perpetrated in 2003 by DJs at at Channel 933 KHTS-FM radio in San Diego who created a site called BabyInk.com, which claimed to be a tattoo parlor catering to infants and children.


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