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Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
Dog wins art contest, 1974
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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