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The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
The worms inside your face
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
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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