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Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
The Sandpaper Test, 1960
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
BMW's April Fool's Day Hoaxes
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.
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