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The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
The Sandpaper Test, 1960
Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
A black lion: real or fake?
Can a bar of soap between your sheets ease muscle cramps?
Cursed by Allah
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
Foley Island to be Towed -- April Fool's Day, 1975
BBC Radio 4’s Today Show also reported about a controversy involving the Island of Foley, located between Sheppey and the Kent Coast. Apparently the island was the cause of numerous shipwrecks. Therefore, authorities had decided to destroy it. However, because this decision had been protested by conservationists, authorities had decided to tow it somewhere safer instead. Towing islands has been a source of jokes as far back as 1824, when a hoaxer supposedly had the residents of Manhattan believing that their island was going to be towed out to sea.

April Fool Categories: Fictitious Geography, Radio, United Kingdom, 1975, BBC.
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