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Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
Brief History of Triple-Decker Buses
The Berners Street Hoax, 1810
Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
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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