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The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
Use your left ear to detect lies
Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
Van Gogh's ear exhibited, 1935
The Transporter Portable Computer -- April Fool's Day, 1985
Byte magazine featured a new portable computer, available from the Honda Corporation, called the "Transporter":
The first truly transportable computer. With a few simple twists, you can transform the Transporter from a portable computer (with full keyboard, 24-line by 80-column display, and two microfloppy-disk drives) into a single-passenger automobile... The Transporter is 100 percent compatible with the popular Toyota Corolla and runs on most operating roads.

Byte later received a call from a USA Today reporter inquiring about the Transporter.

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