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Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
The Gallery of Fake Viral Images
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
Maradona Joins Soviet Soccer Team -- April Fool's Day, 1988
The Soviet newspaper Izvestia reported that the Moscow Spartak soccer team was in negotiations with Argentine star Diego Maradona. On the table was an offer of $6 million for him to come play for them. If all went well, he would join the team within a year. The report was met with astonishment around the world — not because many people believed it, but because it was the first time the normally very serious Izvestia had ever published an April fool's day hoax. Frivolity of this kind had previously been frowned upon by the Kremlin.

April Fool Categories: Sports, Newspapers, Russia, 1988, Unlikely Acquisitions.
You mean the football team IS called Spartak Moscow? Who cares, the sport would need to improve dramatically to just be boring as bleep! There's nothing more exciting than a scoreless tie! Or perhaps would that be a necktie with a zero on it.
Posted by Attila  in  the desert  on  Mon Apr 02, 2007  at  05:25 AM
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