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Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
Cursed by Allah
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
Car Climbs War Memorial -- April Fool's Day, 1964
Under cover of darkness, anonymous pranksters managed to balance a car on top of the War Memorial in Connellsville, PA (at the intersection of Route 119 and North Pittsburgh St.). City authorities were searching for those responsible, as well as for "a boom large enough to remove the vehicle." Children enroute to school first noticed the car on the monument.

The Connellsville War Memorial as it looks today

April Fool Categories: Cars, Freelance Pranksters, 1964, Street Pranks.
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