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Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
Samsung invents the on/off switch
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
Dog wins art contest, 1974
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
San Antonio Postoffice Burns -- April Fool's Day, 1932

"Government fire boats steamed up the San Antonio River, two navy Zeppelins dropped chemicals, but all efforts to save the San Antonio postoffice early this morning were unavailing. The fire was incendiary, as shown by the flames spurting from all windows at the same time. Thousands of April 1 bills were destroyed. Maybe we will get our new postoffice now. Perhaps you have guessed, it's only APRIL FOOL." [San Antonio Light - Apr 1, 1932]

April Fool Categories: 1932, Photo Hoaxes, Fictitious Disasters.
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