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Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
Bonsai Kittens, 2000
A New Bunch of Practical Jokers -- April Fool's Day, 1901


"A few of the unsophisticated and unwary who were made victims of practical jokers on All Fools' Day and the methods used to accomplish their undoing and furnish amusement for the gaping spectators." [The San Francisco Call - Apr 2, 1901]

April Fool Categories: Cartoons, 1901, Street Pranks.
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