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Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
Cursed by Allah
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
King Kong Climbs CN Tower -- April Fool's Day, 1976
The Toronto Star printed on its front page a picture of King Kong hanging from the top of the CN Tower, which at the time was nearing completion. (It opened to the public in June 1976.) Carmen Nigro, who claimed to have played King Kong in the 1933 film (although a rubber model was used in most shots) was inside the costume.


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