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The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
BMW's April Fool's Day Hoaxes
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
April Fool Errorgram -- April Fool's Day, 1930


"There are at least four mistakes in the above picture. They may pertain to grammar, history, etiquette, drawing or whatnot. See if you can find them."








Answers:
1) The man is holding the telephone receiver backwards
2) APRIL, on the calendar, is spelled incorrectly.
3) There should be but 30 days in April.
4) the handles on the desk drawers do not match.
[The News-Palladium, Apr 1, 1930]

April Fool Categories: 1930.
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