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Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
The Gallery of Fake Viral Images
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
Families limited to .75 children -- April Fool's Day, 1985
The Rivereast News Bulletin (Glastonbury, Connecticut) announced that the city's Board of Education had devised a plan to eliminate overcrowding in classrooms. The plan was to forbid families from having more than .75 children per household for the next 15 years. The Board of Education admitted that it had not yet figured out how families could limit themselves to .75 children, but that a computer had determined that this was the ideal number. It was suggested that families unhappy with this ruling move to California. The Board added that the new ruling would not become law for another ten months. Therefore, parents who wanted more than .75 children were urged to "get started this afternoon."

April Fool Categories: Government, Newspapers, United States, 1985, Stupid Laws.
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