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Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
“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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