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The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
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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