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Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
Dogs to be painted white -- April Fool's Day, 1965
Politiken, a Copenhagen newspaper, reported that the Danish parliament had passed a new law requiring all dogs to be painted white. The purpose of this, it explained, was to increase road safety by allowing dogs to be seen more easily at night. [Appleton Post-Crescent, Apr 1, 1965.]

April Fool Categories: Animals, Newspapers, Denmark, 1965, Stupid Laws.
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