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Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
Samsung invents the on/off switch
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
BMW's April Fool's Day Hoaxes
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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