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The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
Samsung invents the on/off switch
A black lion: real or fake?
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
Tail Lights for Horses -- April Fool's Day, 1961
Milan's La Notte newspaper reported that city authorities had passed a law making it mandatory for horses to be outfitted with signaling and brake lights while being ridden through the streets or neighboring countryside. Many people subsequently brought their horses into car mechanics to have them outfitted with the necessary lights.

April Fool Categories: Animals, Newspapers, Italy, 1961, Stupid Laws.
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