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The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
Brief History of Triple-Decker Buses
Use your left ear to detect lies
The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
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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