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Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
Desperate Hubby -- April Fool's Day, 1920
The United Press distributed a story about a "desperate hubby":
Chicago — Harry Shapiro was desperate because his wife threatened to leave him. He grabbed a bottle, labelled "poison" and dramatically declared "stay with me or I die." When Mrs. Shapiro laughed uproariously, Harry smelt the bottle's contents and discovered he had fallen for an "April Fool" joke.
[Appleton Post-Crescent, Apr 1, 1920.]

April Fool Categories: Romance, United States, 1920, House Pranks.
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