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BMW's April Fool's Day Hoaxes
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
Nazis in Times Square -- April Fool's Day, 1944

"When Goebbels, Hess, Hitler and Goering, suitcases in hand, marched through Times Square in New York, pedestrians ignored them. But then, maybe it's because on closer inspection, they look suspiciously like Alexander Pope, Victor Varconi, Robert Watson and Martin Kosleck, as they appear in the movie, 'The Hitler Gang,' and if you'll look at the calendar you'll see it's April First." [The Ogden Standard-Examiner - Apr 1, 1944]

April Fool Categories: Politics, 1944, Photo Hoaxes.
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