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The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
Cursed by Allah
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
Soccer Star Yardis Alpolfo -- April Fool's Day, 2003
Alex McLeish, manager of the Scottish Rangers Football Club, announced that he had signed Yardis Alpolfo, a seventeen-year-old Turkish player, to a £5 million deal. Many news organizations, including Reuters, reported the story as fact. Yardis Alpolfo was an anagram of "April Fool's Day."

April Fool Categories: Sports, United Kingdom, Scotland, 2003, Loof Lirpa.
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