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The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
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Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
The worms inside your face
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
Reagan Heads Barstow Parade -- April Fool's Day, 1986
Radio station KIOT in Barstow, California announced that a parade was to be held through the city, and that President Reagan would participate in it as the grand marshal. A few people showed up and waited in the heat for the parade (which had never been scheduled).

April Fool Categories: Politics, Radio, United States, 1986, Wild Goose Chase.
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