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Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
Van Gogh's ear exhibited, 1935
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
The Berners Street Hoax, 1810
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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