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Van Gogh's ear exhibited, 1935
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
The worms inside your face
Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
Texas Heroes Monument Collapses -- April Fool's Day, 1947

"As shown in the picture above, part of the famed Rosenberg memorial to Texas heroes lies crashed onto the pavement at the intersection of 25th and Broadway, site of the monument. Puzzling part of the strange scene which greets the eyes of Galvestonians this morning is how the usually lofty lady of the laurel wreath managed to drop onto the base of the memorial when the supporting column was 'cut' from under her. Well, to be perfectly frank, the photographer was johnny-on-the-spot. By keeping up with the date and by 'super-imposing' parts of photographs, the above April 1 picture resulted. Just as an April Fool's picture, you know! To repeat — just an April Fool joke." [The Galveston Daily News - Apr 1, 1947]

April Fool Categories: National Landmarks, 1947, Photo Hoaxes.
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