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'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
The Graffiti Grannys -- April Fool's Day, 2010
Residents of Mousehole, Cornwall woke on the morning of 1 April 2010 to find their town had been overrun by mice. Knitted mice. The small, woolen rodents lined the harbor and perched atop handrails. Each mouse had a note attached, "If you like me, please feel free to keep me." A group calling itself the Graffiti Grannys soon emerged to take credit for the prank. They were a group of women, ranging in age from their mid-40s to 96, who loved to knit and loved to share their work. They explained that their motive for unleashing yarny creatures upon Mousehole was simply to make people smile.


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