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The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
Use your left ear to detect lies
The Sandpaper Test, 1960
Cursed by Allah
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
Lirpa Loof Concert -- April Fool's Day, 1961
The BBC promised radio listeners that they wouldn't want to miss the concert of the "distinguished continental pianist" Lirpa Loof. But when the scheduled time arrived, there was no concert. "Actually, of course, Lirpa Loof is April Fool spelled backward," an announcer explained.

April Fool Categories: Music, Radio, United Kingdom, 1961, Loof Lirpa, BBC.
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