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Use your left ear to detect lies
The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
Samsung invents the on/off switch
The iShave -- April Fool's Day, 2004
The German software company Application Systems Heidelberg debuted an iShave attachment for the iPod, allowing you to transform your iPod music player into an electric razor. The website boasted: "Now with your iPod you can not only hear good music everywhere, you can also get a smooth shave to look good."

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