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Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
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The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
Van Gogh's ear exhibited, 1935
Cursed by Allah
The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
Flood Strikes Lewiston -- April Fool's Day, 1941
Maine's Lewiston Evening Journal ran a photo on its front page showing downtown Lewiston flooded. The caption offered the following explanation:

High water Hulett square? Sure, it's an April Fool joke, but just how the picture was taken is the photographer's own private little joke. The picture was taken this morning, definitely. The public works department crew was NOT called upon to open hydrants. The photographer did NOT get his feet wet. Store clerks and bank tellers did NOT have to take to the lifeboats. Asked 'how' as well as when, where, and why, the photographer said 'it is understood from a reliable source that magic can be produced with mirrors.'


April Fool Categories: 1941, Photo Hoaxes.
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