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Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
Eiffel Tower Moves -- April Fool's Day, 1986
Le Parisien newspaper reported that an agreement had been signed to take down the Eiffel Tower and move it to the new Euro Disney theme park being constructed east of Paris. Where the tower used to be, a 35,000-seat stadium would be built for the 1992 Olympic Games.

April Fool Categories: National Landmarks, Newspapers, France, 1986.
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