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The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
BMW's April Fool's Day Hoaxes
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
Is Miss Kitty There? -- April Fool's Day, 1947
"The S.P.C.A. reported at noon today that their phone had been ringing steadily all morning, keeping one person busy just answering it, and all the callers were individuals who were victims of April Fool.

The majority of the calls this morning were from men, it was reported, who asked for 'Mrs. Kat' or 'Is Miss Kitty there?'

It seems that someone leaves word that an intended victim is to call the number and ask for either of the above characters." [The Hagerstown Daily Mail - Apr 1, 1947]

April Fool Categories: 1947, Telephone Pranks.
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