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Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
Life discovered on the moon, 1835
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
Young Boys on April 1st -- April Fool's Day, 1874

[The Daily Graphic — Apr 1, 1874]

April Fool Categories: 1870s, Street Pranks.
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