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Dog wins art contest, 1974
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
Samsung invents the on/off switch
Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
The New York City Packers -- April Fool's Day, 1985
New York City Comptroller Harrison Goldin called a news conference at which he announced that the city was purchasing the professional football team, the Green Bay Packers. City retirement funds would be used to make the purchase, and the Packers would replace the Giants and the Jets. Reporters had already phoned the story into the New York Post and Daily News when a press representative in Golden's office announced that the news was an April Fool's day joke. The Post complained that they had almost put the story on their front page, a mistake which would have cost them $100,000 to correct.

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