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Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
Brief History of Triple-Decker Buses
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
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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