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Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
Can a bar of soap between your sheets ease muscle cramps?
The Sandpaper Test, 1960
Al Capone for Mayor -- April Fool's Day, 1931
The Newspaper Enterprise Association (NEA) distributed a number of humorous fake stories to its subscribers, including the report that Al Capone was running for mayor of Chicago as a dry candidate:

"Adopting the slogan, 'Dry Up Chicago,' Al (Cornpone) Capone, prominent proprietor of a leading ice cream emporium here, entered the Windy City's fight for mayor here today with rare good spirits. Given to ironic speech, the new candidate is said to be planning to take his opponents for a ride when the campaign opens. 'You have only to consider my record,' he told his followers in a stadium rally, 'to judge my fitness for the chair, er — the mayor's chair.'"

April Fool Categories: Crime, Politics, 1931.
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