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The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
The worms inside your face
Life discovered on the moon, 1835
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
A black lion: real or fake?
Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
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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