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The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
Use your left ear to detect lies
Van Gogh's ear exhibited, 1935
The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
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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