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The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
Cursed by Allah
The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
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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