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The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
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Cursed by Allah
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
Dictators in Breadline -- April Fool's Day, 1935


"The picture... shows the present plight of the former three most powerful dictators of Europe, summarily ousted by their parties when they were discovered in a hotel room playing a game called 'Guns, Guns — Who's got the Munitions Contract?' Der ex-Reichfuhrer Adolf Hitler, dejection in every line of his face, is gratefully receiving a handout. Italy's Benito Mussolini pushes in for his turn, hoping vainly that there'll be spaghetti. Russia's Joseph Stalin, third in line, smiles sardonically at the turn of events, and has just coined a little wisecrack: 'Let them eat crusts!'"
[Picture distributed by the Newspaper Enterprise Association]

April Fool Categories: International Relations, 1935, Photo Hoaxes.
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