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Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
Van Gogh's ear exhibited, 1935
Cursed by Allah
BMW's April Fool's Day Hoaxes
What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
The Sandpaper Test, 1960
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
The Queen Visits the Bookie -- April Fool's Day, 2004
The Daily Mail ran a photo, allegedly taken by an Austrian tourist named Otto Breeching (an anagram for "bet on the corgi"), showing the Queen with her corgis at a bookmaker placing a bet on the Grand National: "The Daily Mail can reveal that the Queen has insisted on placing her bet in person every year since a flutter went disastrously wrong... And what of the latest wager? A betting shop spokesman would say only that the VIP customer had placed 'a sizeable sum' on one horse to win at the Aintree meeting on Saturday. He declined to name the horse, adding: 'If everyone finds out what she's putting her money on, all the odds will go crazy.'"

April Fool Categories: Royalty, Newspapers, United Kingdom, 2004, Daily Mail.
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