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Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
Fake Fish Photos
The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
The Black-Hole Diode -- April Fool's Day, 1981
Byte Magazine, in its What's New column, described a useful new computer component, the 7N-∞ BHD (black-hole diode):
Another new addition in the small-components market is the 7N-∞ BHD (black-hole diode). This device has two inputs and no output. Care must be taken to shield this component appropriately or it may absorb the unit it is placed in. The 7N-∞ will accept any voltage or current value. It is useful for GI (garbage-in) applications. Due to the light-absorption qualities of the device, we could not provide a photograph. Contact Spatial Regression Ltd, POB 463, Paulborough NH 03458.

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