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The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
Use your left ear to detect lies
Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
Giant Fish -- April Fool's Day, 1962
"A frogman and a crane were employed to retrieve a giant fish caught this morning at Canada Lake. The proud fisherman, not identified, smokes a cigaret and sips coffee at the scene. Now look at the calendar and you will see that tomorrow is April 1 and that this is the photographer's April Fool joke."
[The Leader-Herald (Gloversville and Johnstown, NY) - Mar 31, 1962.]


April Fool Categories: 1962.
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