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Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
Van Gogh's ear exhibited, 1935
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
Life discovered on the moon, 1835
A black lion: real or fake?
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
The Usual Gags -- April Fool's Day, 1940
The Los Angeles Times reported that "old April Fool gags" characterized the celebration of April 1st:

"The old gags of soapy sandwiches, wax apples for the teacher, and the stand-bys of 'Your shoestring's untied,' and 'There's a bug on your neck' were pulled again and again and for some reason unknown to anybody they drew a laugh of some degree each time."

April Fool Categories: Freelance Pranksters, United States, 1940.
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