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The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
A black lion: real or fake?
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
Pineapple Juice Tower -- April Fool's Day, 1935
The Berliner Illustrirte Zeitung reported that Honolulu's famous pineapple-shaped water tower, which stood over the cannery of the Dole Food Co., was actually filled with pineapple juice, not water. The juice was supplied free of charge through a "special pipe network" to the homes of employees of the pineapple company, after six o'clock in the evening.



Honolulu Land of Plenty
After Six in the Evening: Pineapple Juice Free in the Home


Lucky Hawaii... Pineapple juice cheaper than tap water. The Honolulu landmark: the pineapple tower, whose gigantic reservoir provides households free pineapple juice.

On the hawaiian islands, the production of pineapple fruits has developed into an industry that covers 70 percent of world demand for pineapples. The pineapple tower delivers pineapple juice through a special pipe network to the households of employees of the pineapple manufacturer, after six o'clock in the evening. It is cheaper than water because of the high water taxes.

April Fool Categories: Food and Drink, National Landmarks, Germany, 1935.
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