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Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
Chickpanzees -- April Fool's Day, 1991
The Daily Mirror reported that Professor Vogel Brayne, a "top genetics expert," had succeeded in crossing the genes of a monkey with those of a chicken. He had thus created a "chickpanzee," a tiny monkey-like animal covered in white down, which was shown hatching from an egg as two bewildered chickens looked on. The little chickpanzee, named Charlie, was said to have left the world of science "shell-shocked".

April Fool Categories: 1991.
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