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Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
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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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