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Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
The Sandpaper Test, 1960
Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
The worms inside your face
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
Mr. Smarty and his April Fool Joke -- April Fool's Day, 1897
1. Mr. Smarty of Hayseed Cents thinks up a great April Fool joke.
2. Which is the rather ancient one of nailing ten-cent pieces to the board walk.
3. A pair of wayfarers play the game.
4. But soon find a way to get ahead of it.
5. How Mr. Smarty enjoyed the joke.
6. And how the others liked it.

[The Sunday World — Apr 4, 1897]

April Fool Categories: Cartoons, 1890s, Street Pranks.
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