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Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
Fake Fish Photos
The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
Modern Gulliver Visits Spartanburg -- April Fool's Day, 1940

"Is this Lilliput land? Not at all, it is Main Street in Spartanburg. You can hardly believe your eyes, for you didn't see this skyscraper man towering over four and five-story buildings? Take a look at the date line on this paper and you will understand why today everything is possible and even the camera may live. It's April Fool's Day." [The Spartanburg Herald - Apr 1, 1940]

April Fool Categories: 1940, Photo Hoaxes.
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