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Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
The Sandpaper Test, 1960
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
Use your left ear to detect lies
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
Philadelphia Sea Monster -- April Fool's Day, 1936
The Philadelphia Record ran a picture titled, "Deep Sea Monster Visits Philadelphia." Although modern viewers have little difficulty in spotting the picture as a fake, it fooled many of the Record's readers.

April Fool Categories: Newspapers, United States, 1936, Photo Hoaxes.
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