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Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
Life discovered on the moon, 1835
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
BMW's April Fool's Day Hoaxes
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
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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