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Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
Samsung invents the on/off switch
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
Thermal Ties -- April Fool's Day, 1985
ITV News ran a segment about a "thermal tie" developed by the British Department of Energy:

"Our research has discovered that heat loss from the body is particularly important in the front of the chest, and this thermally insulated tie is to prevent heat loss from that part of the body."

Conservative MP Anthony Beaumont-Dark reprimanded the DOE for participating in the prank, noting that such pranks were "OK for the music hall, but we do not expect this type of thing from government departments."

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