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The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
Dog wins art contest, 1974
Van Gogh's ear exhibited, 1935
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
No Booze -- April Fool's Day, 1923
San Jose hat dealer Jay McCabe posted a sign in his window announcing that a truckload of booze had fallen into the Coyote creek at the Julian Street bridge, and that the driver had fled. Scores of people drove to the location, found no truck, and then remembered what day it was.

(This was during the Prohibition Era, so a truckload of booze would have been a particularly tempting attraction.)

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