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Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
The Berners Street Hoax, 1810
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
Bonsai Kittens, 2000
Naked Canoeists Missing -- April Fool's Day, 1977
The first edition of The Whistler Answer (of Whistler, British Columbia) was published, featuring a front-page story about three naked canoeists "Missing on Alta Lake." Alta Lake was frozen at the time.

The Whistler Answer was a mostly hand-drawn, hand-lettered counterculture paper — "the expression of the ski bum population of Whistler in its early days as a ski resort. [Whistler Museum]


April Fool Categories: Newspapers, Canada, 1977.
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