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Life discovered on the moon, 1835
Dog wins art contest, 1974
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
The Gallery of Fake Viral Images
Upside-Down Alice Wallace -- April Fool's Day, 1949
Pageant magazine, under the editorship of Harris Shevelson, ran a picture of actress Alice Wallace on its front cover. Its back cover showed the same picture of Wallace, but upside down, with four eyes and four eyebrows. The stunt prompted several newsstand distributors to contact the magazine, complaining of a misprint.


April Fool Categories: Magazines and Journals, 1949.
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