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Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
Cursed by Allah
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
Bonsai Kittens, 2000
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
Brief History of Triple-Decker Buses
Fake Fish Photos
Tax the Poor -- April Fool's Day, 1992
Rush Limbaugh, a radio talk-show host famous for his support of conservative issues, declared his belief that the U.S. government should raise taxes for the poor because "they're the wealthiest poor in the world." Many of his listeners called in to applaud his belief. Later Limbaugh confessed that he does not actually support such a belief and chastised his listeners for being "too quick to believe anything that hits a hot button."

April Fool Categories: Government, Taxation, Radio, United States, 1992.
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