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Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
Bonsai Kittens, 2000
Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
Cursed by Allah
Soviet Missile Lands on Andrews Air Force Base -- April Fool's Day, 1986
An unknown prankster planted a 16-foot missile decorated with the hammer and sickle symbol of the Soviet Union outside of Andrews Air Force Base near Washington, DC. The missile was point-down in the ground, as if it had landed nose-first and become embedded in the ground. It was clearly visible to commuters on their morning drive into work. A sign near the missile read "April Fools... Courtesy of Mothers Against Missiles." Park police quickly cleared the missile away.


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