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The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
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Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
The Tour de France Sunflower Conspiracy -- April Fool's Day, 2004
The bicycle magazine VeloNews revealed the shocking truth behind the Tour de France: The fields of sunflowers lining the tour's route were the result of a secret program of genetic manipulation designed to produce flowers that would exactly match the color of the yellow jersey of the Tour de France. Unfortunately, these genetically engineered sunflowers were also prone to fungal infection. Those concerned were "embarking on a nationwide campaign to warn farmers about the risks involved in accepting cash, seeds or other considerations to plant flowers along the route of this year's Tour."

April Fool Categories: Botany, Sports, Magazines and Journals, 2004.
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