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Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
Can a bar of soap between your sheets ease muscle cramps?
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
Samsung invents the on/off switch
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
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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