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The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
A black lion: real or fake?
Life discovered on the moon, 1835
Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
The Sandpaper Test, 1960
Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
Whole Foods Market Action Figures -- April Fool's Day, 2010
Organic grocery store chain Whole Foods Market debuted eco-conscious action figures. Eco Suave, the male figure, asked, "Hey baby, you gonna recycle that?"
Patchouli Pam, the female figure, boasted a "6-foot aroma radius!"


The action figures provoked a negative response from novelty-dealer Archie McPhee who accused Whole Foods, via Twitter, of stealing its signature action figures. Whole Foods tweeted back, "No way! Patchouli Pam & Eco Suave are Exclusive Brands originals. If you'd like to speak w/ our lawyers, we can arrange that."


April Fool Categories: 2010, Fictitious Products.
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