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Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
Fake Fish Photos
Bonsai Kittens, 2000
BMW's April Fool's Day Hoaxes
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
Downloadable Money -- April Fool's Day, 2001
Abbey National, a British bank, revealed an April Fool's Day joke that never came to fruition. It planned to offer its customers the ability to download and print money from their home computer. An Abbey National employee said, ""We were going to say that it would suit all those couch potatoes who don't want to go to the bank to get their money out. We would make available a system where you could download money from your personal computer and print it out on paper at home." However, the Bank of England, citing concerns about encouraging forgery, strongly advised Abbey National not to proceed with their joke.

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