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Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
Van Gogh's ear exhibited, 1935
School For Sale -- April Fool's Day, 1985
The students of Newtonbrook Secondary School in Canada placed an ad in a local newspaper putting their school up for sale. The ad read: "For Sale—106-room mansion, 5 1/2 acres of well-kept grounds in the heart of Willowdale. $1 million." According to the principal, Richard Frise, the school's secretaries answered a number of calls from interested buyers before they realized what had happened.

April Fool Categories: United States, 1985, School Pranks.
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