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The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
Fake Fish Photos
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
Van Gogh's ear exhibited, 1935
Use your left ear to detect lies
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
BMW's April Fool's Day Hoaxes
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
Parisian Poisson d’Avril -- April Fool's Day, 1937
A Parisian boy pins a paper fish onto the back of a police officer at Porte Saint Denis. Pinning a paper fish (un poisson d'Avril) onto a victim's back was, for centuries, considered to be the traditional April Fool's prank in France, perpetrated primarily by young boys.


April Fool Categories: France, 1937, Street Pranks.
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