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Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
Life discovered on the moon, 1835
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
The Creature of Cranberry Marsh -- April Fool's Day, 1969
The Newark Advocate reported that strange "monster footprints" had been found in Cranberry Marsh on the shore of Buckeye Lake:

"The footprints were evidently made Sunday when what is described as a wild-eyed, scaly animal crashed through a row of hedges lining the south-side of the lake.
'Definitely prehistoric' was the explanation of one official, blanching at the first sight of the weird prints."

April Fool Categories: Newspapers, 1969.
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