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Man flies by own lung power, 1934
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Dog wins art contest, 1974
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
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Taxes Fund Private Club -- April Fool's Day, 1965
The Kokomo Tribune, based in Kokomo, Indiana, reported that city officials planned to increase local property taxes in order to fund construction of "a modern and handsomely furnished health and social club for local public officials." The article pointed out that "our public officials are hard-working individuals who deserve a convenient place for recreation." It went on to quote a local official who said, "We believe the idea will be well received by our citizens. It will mean an increase in taxes, but this is well accepted by people when they realize that it is for a good thing."


April Fool Categories: Government, Taxation, Newspapers, United States, 1965.
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