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Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
Life discovered on the moon, 1835
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
Front Ender Cow -- April Fool's Day, 1968
"Revealed today was this new breed of cow developed by renowned area dairyman, Lirpa Loof of Old Bennington. County Agent John Page heralds the new breed to be known as the 'Front Ender' as a distinct boon to the dairy industry, noting farmers must continually strive to develop new ways of doing old things. John DeVito, local ACP director, praised the butterfat content of the 'Front Ender's' milk, in noting that 'It's what's up front that counts.'"
[Bennington Banner - Apr 1, 1968]


April Fool Categories: Animals, 1968, Photo Hoaxes.
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