The Museum of Hoaxes
hoax archive hoax archive hoax archive hoax archive hoax archive
 
Brief History of Triple-Decker Buses
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
Dog wins art contest, 1974
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
Firemen Don’t Respond -- April Fool's Day, 1950
When fire station No. 2 in High Point, North Carolina received an emergency call from fire station No. 1, they decided not to respond, thinking it must be an April Fool gag. They were incorrect. It turned out that fire station No. 1 really was on fire. An explosion had resulted in flames which damaged their truck. [Waterloo Sunday Courier, Apr 2, 1950.]

April Fool Categories: Mistaken for April Fools, United States, 1950.
There are no comments yet for this article.
Submit a Comment
In order to post comments you have to register as a member of the site.


All text Copyright © 2014 by Alex Boese, except where otherwise indicated. All rights reserved.