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Fake Fish Photos
The worms inside your face
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
Life discovered on the moon, 1835
Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
Enlisting Joe Buschmann -- April Fool's Day, 1946

"The army wants men, but in this atomic age it doesn't believe its recruits must be so ferocious looking they'll scare the foe to death. Cpl. Donald Barnes (left), Batavia, Ill., received a telegram Sunday that 'Joe Buschmann' would be 18 Monday, so Barnes was on hand early to enlist Joe for the Chicago army recruiting station. When he got to the address he found himself at the Lincoln park zoo, and Joe turned out to be Bushman, 550 pound gorilla, who celebrates his eighteenth birthday on April Fool's day." [Associated Press]

April Fool Categories: War and Military, United States, 1946, Zoo Prank.
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