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Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
A black lion: real or fake?
The worms inside your face
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
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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