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Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
Dog wins art contest, 1974
Use your left ear to detect lies
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
Ocean Liner in LA River -- April Fool's Day, 1950

A giant ocean liner was spotted traveling down the Los Angeles River. The Los Angeles Examiner published the photographic evidence.

April Fool Categories: 1950, Photo Hoaxes.
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