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The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
The worms inside your face
Can a bar of soap between your sheets ease muscle cramps?
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
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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