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The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
The Sandpaper Test, 1960
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
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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