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Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
The Sandpaper Test, 1960
Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
Tony Maloney, aka Babe Webster -- April Fool's Day, 1915
A San Francisco woman was charged with "masquerading in male attire" and giving a false name because she had walked around the city dressed in a man's suit of tweeds, introducing herself as "Tony Maloney." She told the judge that her real name was Mrs. Babe Webster, and that she had dressed up as a man as an April fool joke. The judge released her on the condition that she return to the courthouse the next day dressed in feminine attire. [Oakland Tribune, Apr 2, 1915.]


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