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The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
Ill-Timed Joke -- April Fool's Day, 1920
Amos McKeand of Oakland, California was about to go home when he discovered that someone had replaced the front wheel of his motorcycle with a wheel from a baby carriage. Suspecting it was his colleague, R.W. Moore, he decided to retaliate by removing the generator from Moore's machine. While doing this, he was arrested by a patrolman and taken to jail. He appeared the next morning in police court and announced that he was off practical jokes forever. [Oakland Tribune, Apr 2, 1920.]

April Fool Categories: Crime, Cars, United States, 1920, Office Pranks.
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