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Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
Brief History of Triple-Decker Buses
Dog wins art contest, 1974
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
Gypsies at Windsor Castle -- April Fool's Day, 2005
The Sun reported that gypsies had set up camp on the Queen's lawn at Windsor Castle, claiming this as their right under a 650-year-old law. The gypsies claimed to be descended from the original builders of the castle who were given permission to pitch tents there by King Edward lll. The Queen was upset, but gypsy leader Ralph Fitteris tried to placate her by suggesting, "We could do her a good deal on tarmac."

April Fool Categories: Royalty, 2005.
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