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Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
Use your left ear to detect lies
The worms inside your face
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
The Gallery of Fake Viral Images
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
The Red-Foliaged Cabbage Patch Doll -- April Fool's Day, 1991
The Daily Star reported that a farmer named "Ivor Binhad" was making the equivalent of $2579 an hour in grants from the European Common Market under its crop diversification scheme. The crop he was growing went by the scientific name of brassica caulis pannus haedus, aka the "red-foliaged cabbage patch doll".

April Fool Categories: Botany, Newspapers, United Kingdom, 1991.
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