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The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
Dog wins art contest, 1974
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
The Boston Globe Price Cut -- April Fool's Day, 1915
Readers of the Boston Morning Globe could have purchased their papers for half the cost on April Fool's Day, if they had been alert. The price listed on the front page had been lowered from "Two Cents Per Copy" to "One Cent." But almost 60,000 copies of the paper were sold before anyone noticed the unannounced price change. When the management of the Globe found out about the change, they were just as surprised as everyone else. The new price turned out to be the responsibility of a mischievous production worker who had surreptitiously inserted the lower value at the last minute as the paper went to print.

April Fool Categories: Newspapers, United States, 1915, Phony Bargains.
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