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The worms inside your face
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
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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