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Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
The Sandpaper Test, 1960
George Washington Caught Backwards -- April Fool's Day, 1937

"Boston—General George Washington is caught backwards on his charger in the Public Gardens." [Life, Mar 22, 1937.]

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