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The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
Fake Fish Photos
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
A black lion: real or fake?
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
Dog wins art contest, 1974
Spurned Turkey -- April Fool's Day, 1920
Hundreds of pedestrians ignored a neatly wrapped turkey lying in the center of the intersection of Fourteenth and Webster because "it was April fool's day and only a fool would pick up a package on April 1." Eventually the driver of the butcher wagon, who had accidentally dropped it there, returned to collect it. He expressed gratitude that everyone had been too "wise'" to take off with the free turkey. [Oakland Tribune, Apr 1, 1920]

April Fool Categories: Mistaken for April Fools, 1920.
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