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The Sandpaper Test, 1960
Dog wins art contest, 1974
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
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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