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Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
Bonsai Kittens, 2000
Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
Bison march on Warsaw -- April Fool's Day, 1959
Wire services reported a variety of April Fool's Day hoaxes perpetrated by the Polish media. One newspaper reported that a herd of thirty bison was marching on Warsaw; another that Buckingham Palace sentries were to be allowed to lick ice cream cones on duty. A third paper reported that gasoline stations were being converted into underground milk tanks in order to ensure a supply of cold milk during the summer.

April Fool Categories: Animals, Newspapers, Poland, 1959.
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