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Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
Dog wins art contest, 1974
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
Four Perfect Bridge Hands -- April Fool's Day, 1959
At London's St. James' Club, on April 1, four perfect bridge hands (a full suit) were dealt at the same table. The odds of this happening were estimated to be 53,644,737,765,488,792,839,237,440,000 to 1. The players had to convince other club members that the perfect hands were not a hoax. The duke of Marlborough, with 13 spades, held the winning hand. [Chicago Daily Tribune, Apr 3, 1959.]

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