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Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
Dog wins art contest, 1974
Udder Confusion -- April Fool's Day, 1971
"This handsome Holstein, owned by Marvin Vaerst of rural Bemidji, has her directions mixed up. Unlike most cows, she has her milking apparatus to the fore, rather than aft — a condition which has won her entry in Ripley's 'Believe It or Not' and a feature in the national Holstein magazine, 'Cow'. The bovine beauty, despite her peculiarities, has been pronounced fit by veterinarians and Vaerst claims she is one of the best milk producers in his herd. There are some difficulties with 'Confused Cathy', as Vaerst calls her: at calving time, her offspring usually heads to the wrong end for nourishment and has to be taught where dinner can be found. Vaerst says that attaching his milking machine is more difficult, too. (Pioneer Photo by Lirpa Loof)" [Bemidji Daily Pioneer - Apr 1, 1971]

April Fool Categories: Animals, 1971, Photo Hoaxes.
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