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The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
Fake Fish Photos
Lindsay Lohan Pregnant? -- April Fool's Day, 2013
26-year-old actress Lindsay Lohan tweeted that she was pregnant. She posted the announcement at 10:35 pm (west coast time) on April 1st, which caused confusion because it was already April 2nd on the east coast. Therefore, her followers weren't sure whether or not she was joking. She clarified her intent the following day by tweeting, "April Fools. Where's everyone's sense of humor?" Then she deleted the posts.

Curator's Note — The official rules of April Fools state that jokes are supposed to be sprung before noon. Those who delay their jokes until after noon are themselves considered to be the fools.

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