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The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
Bonsai Kittens, 2000
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
The Sandpaper Test, 1960
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
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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