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The April Fool's Day "Wallet on a String" Prank
In which a prankster ties a string to a wallet. He places the wallet in the street and hides behind a corner. When a victim reaches for the wallet, the prankster yanks it away.
The Purse on a String Prank. (1861)
[Harper's Weekly — Apr 1, 1861] More…
The Smart Boy. (1939)
"The smart boy who stepped on the string before picking up the wallet."
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