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The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
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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