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Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
Van Gogh's ear exhibited, 1935
The Gallery of Fake Viral Images
Life discovered on the moon, 1835
The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
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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