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The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
Use your left ear to detect lies
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
Samsung invents the on/off switch
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
The worms inside your face
The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
Tax the Poor -- April Fool's Day, 1992
Rush Limbaugh, a radio talk-show host famous for his support of conservative issues, declared his belief that the U.S. government should raise taxes for the poor because "they're the wealthiest poor in the world." Many of his listeners called in to applaud his belief. Later Limbaugh confessed that he does not actually support such a belief and chastised his listeners for being "too quick to believe anything that hits a hot button."

April Fool Categories: Government, Taxation, Radio, United States, 1992.
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