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The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
Brief History of Triple-Decker Buses
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
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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