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The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
The Berners Street Hoax, 1810
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
Cursed by Allah
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
Brief History of Triple-Decker Buses
Mona Lisa Frowns -- April Fool's Day, 1990
The Independent reported that an art restoration team doing extensive cleaning of the Mona Lisa had made a startling discovery. Although the woman in the painting is famous for her smile, once the layers of dirt had been removed, it was found that she was actually scowling.

April Fool Categories: Art, 1990.
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