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Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
Fake Fish Photos
The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
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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