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Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
A black lion: real or fake?
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
Dog wins art contest, 1974
The worms inside your face
Paris All Dressed Up -- April Fool's Day, 1951
French fashion designer Jean Dessès used photomontages to dress Parisian landmarks in his gowns. (Left) The column in the Place Vendome wore a strapless gown draped with roses. (Right) In sight of the Eiffel Tower, a street lamp sported a softly tailored beige and brown wool suit and a brown felt hat.

April Fool Categories: Fashion, National Landmarks, France, 1951, Photo Hoaxes.
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