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The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
Use your left ear to detect lies
Dog wins art contest, 1974
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
Samsung invents the on/off switch
The MacKnifer -- April Fool's Day, 1985
Byte magazine described a new product called the MacKnifer:

"Ennui Associates has announced MacKnifer, a hardware attachment that mounts on the side of your Macintosh and sharpens knives, scissors, lawn-mower blades—anything in your home that needs sharpening. With MacKnifer's patented double-action grinding wheel, you can easily sharpen any utensil in less time than it takes the Mac to open a file. According to the manufacturer, MacKnifer is so easy to use that you can operate it within 30 minutes of taking it out of the box. Turn your spare computing time into extra cash with a knife-sharpening business on the side... of your Macintosh."


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