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Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
Bonsai Kittens, 2000
The worms inside your face
Van Gogh's ear exhibited, 1935
The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
Water to be shut off -- April Fool's Day, 1965
Printed leaflets were distributed throughout Stockholm informing people that the water company was soon going to cut off the water. Housewives were urged to fill the bathtub and whatever containers they had with water while "certain adjustments" were made to the water system. The water company, after receiving hundreds of calls, eventually issued an official denial, blaming the leaflets on an unknown prankster. [Appleton Post-Crescent, Apr 1, 1965.]

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