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The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
Samsung invents the on/off switch
A black lion: real or fake?
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
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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