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Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
Bonsai Kittens, 2000
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
The Gallery of Fake Viral Images
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
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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