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Cursed by Allah
The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
Brief History of Triple-Decker Buses
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
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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