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Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
BMW's April Fool's Day Hoaxes
The Sandpaper Test, 1960
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
War Bird Over Waikiki -- April Fool's Day, 1940
The Honolulu Star-Bulletin reported that Norwegian scientist Thorkel Gellison (fellow of the King Haakon Loof Lirpa Society) had invented wings that allowed men to fly. He had recently demonstrated his invention in Hawaii. He had also supplied these wings to the Finnish army, leading the Russians to decide to move for a truce with Finland.


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