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Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
Fake Fish Photos
Courthouse Cracks -- April Fool's Day, 1932


"No, the courthouse cracks aren't this big yet. This was concocted by a waggish Journal photographer and an equally waggish Journal artist as an April fool joke on the picture page editor and here it is passed along to the defenseless reader. It is certain that one reader — Architect Ross — won't think it funny. If it will serve as a somewhat belated warning against April fool pranksters it will have served its purpose." [The Milwaukee Journal - Apr 1, 1932]

April Fool Categories: 1932, Photo Hoaxes.
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