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Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
Bonsai Kittens, 2000
BMW's April Fool's Day Hoaxes
The worms inside your face
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
Gerald Burley Honored -- April Fool's Day, 1971
BBC radio honored Gerald Burley, winner of the "Ettore Savini Memorial Prize." The program included taped tributes to the anthropologist and philanthropist from well-known persons, including violinist Yehudi Menuhin and the Bishop of Southwark. However, Gerald Burley was entirely nonexistent. A BBC spokesman reported that they later received a call from a woman claiming to be Gerald Burley's mistress demanding to know, "Why wasn't I asked to appear?"

April Fool Categories: Radio, United Kingdom, 1971, BBC.
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