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Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
Ocean Youth
Too close to the real thing. Yachting Monthly reports that the April Fool it inserted into its current issue ruffled a few feathers:

In our bid to insert some authentication into the prank about children competing in world sailing stunts we used the fictitious name: Ocean Youth Association. We did not foresee that by Googling this name - which according to Caroline White of the Ocean Youth Trust many people did - her own organisation and that of the Association of Sail Training Organisations came up. Both these organisations were then contacted by folks seeking clarification.

Unfortunately, they don't seem to have the April Fool itself on their site.
Categories: April Fools Day, Sports
Posted by The Curator on Mon Mar 16, 2009
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