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The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
Prank Robbery -- April Fool's Day, 1952
In Stellenbosch, South Africa, four masked men entered a bank, aimed water pistols at the staff, and declared, "This is a holdup. Hand over the cash."

The terrified teller handed over the money. The alarm went off. Then the men threw the cash back, shouted "April Fool" and fled the scene in a car.

April Fool Categories: Freelance Pranksters, Africa, 1952, Banks.
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