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Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
Brief History of Triple-Decker Buses
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
Can a bar of soap between your sheets ease muscle cramps?
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
The worms inside your face
Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
The Yonghy Bonghy Bo -- April Fool's Day, 1957
Rear Admiral Tully Shelley, managing director of a company of oil refinery and construction engineers, designed a match striking machine as an April Fool's Day joke. He called it his "Yonghy Bonghy Bo" (an allusion to Edward Lear's poem, "The Courtship of the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bo"). However, the machine actually did work and could be used to light a cigarette.

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