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Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
The Sandpaper Test, 1960
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
Samsung invents the on/off switch
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
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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