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September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
Can a bar of soap between your sheets ease muscle cramps?
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
Cursed by Allah
A black lion: real or fake?
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
I April Fooled Him Twice -- April Fool's Day, 1939
April Fool ad for Ten High Straight Bourbon Whiskey [Life - Mar 27, 1939]:

"You should have seen his face! 'Gosh, Joe,' he says, 'I sure fell for that one.' He takes it like a man though; so I buy him a drink. 'I want to Double My Enjoyment of this,' I tell the bartender, slipping him a wink. He's wise, and sets us up a couple of drinks of that swell whiskey with No Rough Edges...

Bill takes a sip and, for the first time, smiles as though he really means it. 'No hard feelings?' I ask him. 'Nope,' he says, 'Not when you start buying me expensive whiskey like this.'

'April fool again!' I yell, 'This is Ten High — and it costs less than that whiskey you've been drinking!' He agrees that the joke's on him, but says it's worth it to find out about tasty Ten High!"


April Fool Categories: Advertising, 1939, Brick in Hat.
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