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The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
BMW's April Fool's Day Hoaxes
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
San Diego Freeway -- April Fool's Day, 1968
"So there you are on the San Diego Freeway and you want to make a simple little old turn. It's a problem, though. There are two ways to figure it out. One is that photographer Curt Johnson decided to whomp up an April Fool's Day picture and this is the result. In that case, it's no problem at all. You just steer home the usual way. The second way, though, is that it is four o'clock in the morning, you stayed too long in your favorite pub and it really looks like this. That, friend, IS a problem. Aren't you glad it's April Fool?"
[Long Beach Press-Telegram - Apr 1, 1968]


April Fool Categories: Traffic and Transportation, 1968, Photo Hoaxes.
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