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Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
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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