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Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
The Village of Spiggot Boycotts Metric System -- April Fool's Day, 1973
Westward Television, a British TV studio, produced a documentary feature about the village of Spiggot whose residents were refusing to accept the new decimal currency recently adopted by the British government. The feature included interviews with local officials from Spiggot. The documentary prompted an outpouring of support for this rebellious village from the British public, and many people expressed a willingness to join it in its anti-decimal crusade. Unfortunately for this burgeoning rebellion, the village of Spiggot did not exist.

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