The Museum of Hoaxes
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Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
BMW's April Fool's Day Hoaxes
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
Bombs Away! -- April Fool's Day, 1915
The Geneva Tribune reported that on April 1 a French aviator flying over a German camp dropped what appeared to be a huge bomb. The German soldiers immediately scattered in all directions, but no explosion followed. After some time, the soldiers crept back and gingerly approached the bomb. They discovered that it was actually a large football with a note tied to it that read, "April Fool!" [The Atlanta Constitution, Aug 2, 1915.]



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1915
LOL that's awesome!
Posted by Ryusora  in  Orem  on  Thu Mar 31, 2011  at  04:43 PM
I'm wondering how this humor would be received today in Libia, or Afganistan??????
Posted by Harry Eisenhart  on  Thu Mar 31, 2011  at  06:34 PM
Why would a Frenchman write a note to Germans in English? So just exactly what did the note actually say?
Posted by hoaxinghal  on  Fri Mar 30, 2012  at  08:03 AM
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