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Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
The Red-Foliaged Cabbage Patch Doll -- April Fool's Day, 1991
The Daily Star reported that a farmer named "Ivor Binhad" was making the equivalent of $2579 an hour in grants from the European Common Market under its crop diversification scheme. The crop he was growing went by the scientific name of brassica caulis pannus haedus, aka the "red-foliaged cabbage patch doll".

April Fool Categories: Botany, Newspapers, United Kingdom, 1991.
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