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Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
Dog wins art contest, 1974
The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
BMW's April Fool's Day Hoaxes
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
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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