The Museum of Hoaxes
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Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
Fake Fish Photos
Life discovered on the moon, 1835
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
They always grab for a box of Ex-Lax -- April Fool's Day, 1946

"Child psychology!... And who knows better than a youngster what a 'find' Ex-Lax is! Not only because of its good chocolate taste, but for the way it acts! So effective, yet so nice and gentle! Not too strong, not too mild, Ex-Lax is the 'Happy Medium' laxative... the favorite of grown-ups as well as small fry! As a precaution, use only as directed. Economical 10¢ and 25¢ sizes at all druggists."

April Fool Categories: Advertising, 1946, Street Pranks.
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