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Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
Aqua Pura -- April Fool's Day, 1945
A York, Pennsylvania diner advertised "Today's [Soda] Fountain Special — Aqua Pura — only 5 cents."

Those who ordered the "Special" discovered that Aqua Pura was simply pure water. All profits from the joke were donated to the Red Cross.

April Fool Categories: Food and Drink, 1945.
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