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Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
Dog wins art contest, 1974
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
Cursed by Allah
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
Free Childcare at Political Offices -- April Fool's Day, 2009
An advertisement that appeared on page five of the Australian newspaper claimed that Prime Minister Kevin Rudd had volunteered the use of the electorate offices as a child-minding service: "Each MP's electorate office will today be accepting newborns for a free child minding service. This is another example of Labor's commitment to working families." The advocacy group Get Up later claimed responsibility for the ad.


April Fool Categories: Government, Social Commentary, Australia, 2009.
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