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The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
Fake Fish Photos
Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
I Must Fly -- April Fool's Day, 1959
A prankster painted a trail of white footprints along the main street of Wellingborough, England. At the end of the trail were the words, "I must fly." [Chicago Daily Tribune, Apr 2, 1959.]

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