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The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
Fake Fish Photos
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
Grand Exhibition of Donkeys -- April Fool's Day, 1864
On March 31st, 1864, the Evening Star of Islington announced that a "grand exhibition of donkeys" would be held the next day at the Agricultural Hall. Early the next morning a large crowd gathered outside of the hall. Slowly it dawned on them that they themselves were the donkeys.

April Fool Categories: Animals, Newspapers, United Kingdom, 1860s.
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