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March 31, 2005 For more than a decade, enormous crop circles appeared in fields throughout England. Some blamed supernatural forces. But Lloyd Turner, an editor at the British tabloid Today, says the circles were made by two pranksters looking for a hobby. This story was originally broadcast on Sept. 9, 1991.
December 6, 2002 Ray L. Wallace initiated a series of hoaxes that perpetuated the myths about a tall, mysterious Yeti-like creature in the Pacific Northwest. Wallace died at age 84 -- and his son revealed after his father's death that large footprints found since 1958 were the work of his joke-loving dad.
March 31, 2005 For $300 a day, Fat Squad 'commandos' will make a housecall and physically restrain those who try to cheat on their diets. The program is all the rage, except for one problem: it's a hoax. This story was originally broadcast on May 14, 1986.
March 31, 2005 In Fredonia, N.Y., restaurant owner Scott Aldrich concocts something foolish, extraordinary and, to some tastes, disgusting each year on April Fool's Day. Customers at Aldrich's Beef and Ice Cream Parlor are eating bacon and eggs ice cream to celebrate the day. Past flavors have included chocolate spaghetti, sauerkraut, and bologna. This story was originally broadcast on April 1, 1992.
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