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The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
Van Gogh's ear exhibited, 1935
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
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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