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Brief History of Triple-Decker Buses
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
Cursed by Allah
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
Van Gogh's ear exhibited, 1935
Do Not Kick! -- April Fool's Day, 1915
A prankster placed a hat on Philadelphia's Girard Avenue. On the front of the hat he pinned a note that read, "Do not kick. Brick inside." Raymond Perrott, a University of Pennsylvania student, saw the hat while walking along with a friend. Reportedly, he said to his companion, "Huh, that's a joke within a joke; watch me wallop that hat." He gave the hat a strong kick, then fell to the ground, crying out in pain. The hat flew away, revealing a brick. Perrott was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital with a broken right toe. [Trenton Evening Times, Apr 2, 1915.]

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