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Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
Cursed by Allah
The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
BMW's April Fool's Day Hoaxes
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
Mao Tse-tung Blasts Stalin -- April Fool's Day, 1956
The English-language China News revealed that its monitors had heard Peiping Radio (official propaganda organ of Red China) quote Mao Tse-tung referring to Stalin as a "slavedriver, murderer, and doublecrosser." Two Chinese-language papers, the Central Daily News and the Hsin Sheng Pao (mouthpiece of the Formosa provincial government) both subsequently ran the story on their front pages, not realizing that tbe report was intended as a joke "in line with the spirit of April Fools' Day," as The China News later explained.

April Fool Categories: International Relations, China, 1956.
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