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Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
Dog wins art contest, 1974
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
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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