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Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
Mantle Traded to Angels -- April Fool's Day, 1961
The Long Beach Independent reported that the New York Yankees had traded center fielder Mickey Mantle to the Los Angeles Angels. In return for Mantle, the Yankees received "$1 million dollars, half interest in radio station KMPC and a player package of Ned Garver, Del Rice, Aubrey Gatewood and Gene Leek."

1961 was the first year of the LA Angels existence. So it would have been extremely unlikely for them to have acquired a player as prominent as Mantle in any trade.


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