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Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
Bonsai Kittens, 2000
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
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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