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Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
The Berners Street Hoax, 1810
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
Hotline for Mr. Don Key -- April Fool's Day, 2009
Anticipating the annual flood of prank calls on April 1st, the Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines set up four hotlines that pranksters were invited to use. The hotlines were for "Mr. Albert Ross," "Mr. C. Lyon," "Ms. Anna Conda," and "Mr. Don Key." Each hotline played a prerecorded message to let callers know they'd been fooled.


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