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Life discovered on the moon, 1835
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
The Sandpaper Test, 1960
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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