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The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
The Sandpaper Test, 1960
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
Joggers Slow Down To Help Squirrels -- April Fool's Day, 1993
Cologne radio station Westdeutsche Rundfunk announced that city officals had decreed that joggers could only run at a maximum speed of six miles per hour through the city's parks. Any faster, it was said, and they would inconvenience the squirrels who were in the middle of their mating season.

April Fool Categories: Animals, Sports, Radio, Germany, 1993, Stupid Laws.
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