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The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
A black lion: real or fake?
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
Brief History of Triple-Decker Buses
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
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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