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Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
Samsung invents the on/off switch
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
Van Gogh's ear exhibited, 1935
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
April Fool Pig -- April Fool's Day, 1960
Bill Taylor of Oklahoma City celebrated his birthday every year on April 1st. As a consequence, he noted, he always received an "off brand gift." On April 1, 1960 he turned 40. He woke to find a large box on his front porch. Inside was a 40-pound pig wrapped in a pink ribbon and bow. He announced, "I'll just have that porker barbecued." [Newark Advocate - Apr 2, 1960.]

April Fool Categories: Animals, United States, 1960, House Pranks.
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