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The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Howard Stern Replaced -- April Fool's Day, 2004
Fans of "shock jock" Howard Stern were dismayed to tune in to his morning show and discover that Infinity Broadcasting had replaced him with two DJs who promised "all the fun without the filth." Stern had recently been publicly arguing with the FCC because it had applied an "indecency" standard to his show. But after an hour Stern and his sidekick Robin Quivers returned to the air. “We are back for anybody who was stupid enough to fall for that,” Stern said. “Check your calendar people,” Quivers added.

April Fool Categories: Radio, 2004.
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