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Life discovered on the moon, 1835
Cursed by Allah
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
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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