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Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
Dog wins art contest, 1974
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
The Tour de France Sunflower Conspiracy -- April Fool's Day, 2004
The bicycle magazine VeloNews revealed the shocking truth behind the Tour de France: The fields of sunflowers lining the tour's route were the result of a secret program of genetic manipulation designed to produce flowers that would exactly match the color of the yellow jersey of the Tour de France. Unfortunately, these genetically engineered sunflowers were also prone to fungal infection. Those concerned were "embarking on a nationwide campaign to warn farmers about the risks involved in accepting cash, seeds or other considerations to plant flowers along the route of this year's Tour."

April Fool Categories: Botany, Sports, Magazines and Journals, 2004.
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