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Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
Le Sac Pourii -- April Fool's Day, 1986
The Nashville Banner reported on the latest, trendsetting fashion from France—waterproof outer garments dubbed "Le Sac Pourii" by their designers. The garments strongly resembled plastic garbage bags.

April Fool Categories: Fashion, Newspapers, United States, 1986.
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