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Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
Dog wins art contest, 1974
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
Bogus Bank Robbery -- April Fool's Day, 1963
A 14-year-old Connecticut schoolboy walked into a bank during lunch and handed the teller a napkin, on which was written a demand for money. The teller handed him $600. The boy began to leave the bank, then turned around and handed the money back. Police later arrested him and sent him to a New Haven juvenile detention center. [Chicago Tribune - Apr 2, 1963]

April Fool Categories: Crime, Poorly Received, 1963, Banks.
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