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The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
Dolphin Oral History Project -- April Fool's Day, 2013
Robert Siegel, of NPR's All Things Considered, reported on an effort to record the experiences of U.S. Navy dolphins in their own words. The dolphins were aquatic veterans housed in a home for retired dolphins in landlocked Belleville, Illinois.

Graduate students prompted the dolphins to speak by feeding them fish and then recorded their chatter with underwater microphones.

However, project curator Cory Storr admitted, "We have no (bleep) idea what these dolphins are saying. They could just be shooting the (bleep) or singing or talking smack about seals. We have no idea."

April Fool Categories: Animals, 2013, NPR.
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