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A black lion: real or fake?
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
Use your left ear to detect lies
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
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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