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Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
Dog wins art contest, 1974
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
Van Gogh's ear exhibited, 1935
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
The Sandpaper Test, 1960
A black lion: real or fake?
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
Rue Maurice Thorez -- April Fool's Day, 1941
The Vichy government in France arrested 13 people on the charge of participating in a "Communist April Fool day plot" to rename streets in Marseille after the exiled Communist leader Maurice Thorez. The police made the arrests after finding a large quantity of signs reading "Maurice Thorez Street" (or "Rue Maurice Thorez") designed to be placed over the regular street signs in the city.

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