The Museum of Hoaxes
hoax archive hoax archive hoax archive hoax archive hoax archive
 
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
The Sandpaper Test, 1960
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
Giants Join High School Football Team -- April Fool's Day, 1943

"A couple of Junior High School graduates may solve Coach James Freeman's problems in rebuilding the line of the Dobyns-Bennett high school football team next fall. The two young football giants are G.W. and D.W. Sally... they're identical twins, known to team mates as 'Double Trouble'... According to scale, these young gridders weigh about 399 pounds, stand 11 feet 5 inches tall and can move with all the agility of a jack rabbit. Freeman's main worry now is finding suits and shoes for them." [Kingsport Times - Apr 1, 1943]

April Fool Categories: Sports, 1943, Photo Hoaxes.
There are no comments yet for this article.
Submit a Comment
In order to post comments you have to register as a member of the site.


All text Copyright © 2014 by Alex Boese, except where otherwise indicated. All rights reserved.