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Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
The Sandpaper Test, 1960
The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
The Berners Street Hoax, 1810
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
Candy Surprise -- April Fool's Day, 1915
Chow Lamb, a Chinese-born laundryman, bought some candy at the confectionery store of James Constantino. Unfortunately, Mr. Lamb did not read English. Therefore he did not understand the sign beside the candy that said, "April Fool Candy—Fool a Friend." The candies were cotton balls dipped in chocolate. After consuming two of them, he became very sick. He later filed charges against Mr. Constantino, under section 7, chapter 38 of the criminal code, which prohibits the sale of confections adulterated with a substance injurious to health. The outcome of his lawsuit was not reported. [Chicago Daily Tribune, Apr 1, 1915.]

April Fool Categories: Food and Drink, United States, 1915.
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