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The Sandpaper Test, 1960
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
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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