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The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
Brief History of Triple-Decker Buses
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
The worms inside your face
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
Runaway Missile -- April Fool's Day, 1959
The Light of San Antonio, Texas reported that a huge army missile had accidentally escaped from Kelly Air Force Base during testing, "screamed over San Antonio," and crashed into a water tank near Trinity University. An accompanying picture showed the missile embedded in the ground as water from the tank poured over it. An Airforce Colonel was quoted as saying, "We're spending a great deal of money and much of this nation's international diplomacy is based on the armed strength this and other units like it achieve. So I hope you'll understand why I have no more time for this damned April Fool gag."


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