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Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
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Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
“Too Sexy” headline banned -- April Fool's Day, 1950
The Guidon, student newspaper of Adelphi College, ran a headline announcing "Mating Season Open." Adelphi President Dr. Paul D. Eddy deemed this headline to contain too much sex and temporarily suspended publication of the paper. [Syracuse Herald-Journal, Apr 3, 1950.]

April Fool Categories: Sex, Student Papers, United States, 1950.
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