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Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
Cursed by Allah
Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
Babe Ruth Turns Jockey -- April Fool's Day, 1930

"WILLACOOCHE, Ga., April 1. — Babe Ruth, the big Bambino of the Yanks, revealed here today that he has lost so much weight by intensive spring training that he has been forced to give up his career as a baseball player and become a jockey.

Ruth, who formerly could cover more ground than any outfielder in the American League—also while sitting down—now tips the beam at a mere 108 pounds. If he fails as a jockey, he may seek the flyweight boxing championship." [Miami News-Record - Apr 1, 1930]

April Fool Categories: Sports, 1930, Photo Hoaxes.
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