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Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
The Berners Street Hoax, 1810
Danish Government Demands British Stop Driving On Left Side of Road -- April Fool's Day, 1986
Danish Prime Minister Poul Schluter held a press conference at which he issued a demand that the British government make its motorists drive on the right side of the road, instead of the left. He said, "We see this as a very serious case and intend to raise the issue in the (European Economic) Community… It is one of our priorities." Schluter, known as an enthusiastic cyclist, noted that he was afraid to ride his bicycle in Britain. As he was leaving the press conference he turned and added, "April Fools."

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