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The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
Rare Ostrich Discovered in Australian Zoo -- April Fool's Day, 1953

"Australian scientists reportedly are puzzled by a strange species of ostrich, left, discovered in the Melbourne zoo. It has a beautiful neck, shapely legs, and feet resembling high-heeled shoes. April Fool! Under the plumage is Renita Kramer, a novelty dancer." [International Photo]

April Fool Categories: Birds, 1953, Photo Hoaxes.
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