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The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
Dog wins art contest, 1974
Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
Cursed by Allah
Royal Family Tree -- April Fool's Day, 2006
The Daily Mirror wrote that an oak tree bearing the likeness of Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip and Prince Charles had been found by "Lionel Day" as his dog chased a squirrel. "The exact location of the tree in the New Forest, Hampshire," the article noted, "is being kept secret because of fears it could attract druids."

April Fool Categories: Botany, Newspapers, United Kingdom, 2006.
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