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Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
A black lion: real or fake?
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
The Brick in a Hat—a perennial favorite -- April Fool's Day, 1896

"It is strange that there has been little or no improvement in the jokes of April first. Reliable authorities assert that the old gentlemen of colonial days were made victims of hat hidden bricks just as old gentlemen are today and that the small boy has been invariably the culprit in all the ages." [Lemars Globe — Apr 1, 1896]

April Fool Categories: 1890s, Street Pranks, Brick in Hat.
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