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The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
Samsung invents the on/off switch
The Gallery of Fake Viral Images
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
The worms inside your face
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
The Fool at the Phone -- April Fool's Day, 1896


"Hello! Well, what is it? Yes this is — hello! I can't hear you plainly—stand closer, you know. (The idiot talks with his mouth full of dough). I say, I'm not deaf, darn you; don't holler so! Yes, this is (confound it), why can't you go slow? You want to see who? Spell it—"F, double O L—first name is April!" Oh, hell—hello! (Consigns him to regions unmentionable below)."
[The Washington Post — Apr 1, 1896]


April Fool Categories: Cartoons, 1890s, Telephone Pranks.
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