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Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
Samsung invents the on/off switch
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
Life discovered on the moon, 1835
BMW's April Fool's Day Hoaxes
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
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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