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Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
Cursed by Allah
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
The Sandpaper Test, 1960
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
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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