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Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
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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