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The worms inside your face
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
The Berners Street Hoax, 1810
Speechmaker Fools Congress -- April Fool's Day, 1941
Robert Fleming Rich, a Republican congressman from Pennsylvania, was known for making a heated one-minute speech almost every day the House was in session. His constant subject was the national debt. His constant refrain was, "Where are we going to get the money?"

On April 1st, looking grimmer than ever, he rose as usual and demanded sixty seconds of the House's time. Consent was granted. He cleared his throat and then grinned. "April Fool," he declared and sat down. He was greeted by tumultuous applause.

April Fool Categories: Politics, Government Officials, United States, 1941.
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