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Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
Dog wins art contest, 1974
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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