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Cursed by Allah
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
Pedestrian Overpass Collapses -- April Fool's Day, 1951
The San Antonio Light reported the collapse of a pedestrian overpass, though it noted that "the collapse might have been engineered by subversive elements":

"children had just passed over the span on their way to the school's playground when the steel structure began to vibrate. As they turned to watch, open-mouthed, the structure fell 40 feet onto the concrete roadway with a thunderous crash. A Light photographer was photographing a kite-flying competition nearby and rushed to the scene to take the dramatic picture shown above."

April Fool Categories: 1951, Photo Hoaxes, Fictitious Disasters.
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