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Brief History of Triple-Decker Buses
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
Use your left ear to detect lies
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
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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