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Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
Samsung invents the on/off switch
Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
April Fool Wedding -- April Fool's Day, 1978
Adrian Fisher and Charles Gutierrez of Chicago invited 25 of their closest friends to their April 1st wedding. But at the champagne reception following the ceremony, everyone was handed an envelope that contained the following poem:

"We don't want you to forget the date. It's April First, 1978. Now that the wedding knot has been tied, we have to tell you we have lied. Don't be angry, don't be mad, we hate to say it but you've been had. We meant no harm, so keep it cool, we hate to say it, but April Fool!"

The couple said their motive for staging the fake wedding was to "teach our dear friends a lesson not to gossip and spread rumors." Their friends had been spreading the rumor that the two were a "serious" item, even though Fisher insisted, "We haven't even had a date."

April Fool Categories: Romance, Freelance Pranksters, 1978.
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