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The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
Bonsai Kittens, 2000
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
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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