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Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
Foley Island to be Towed -- April Fool's Day, 1975
BBC Radio 4’s Today Show also reported about a controversy involving the Island of Foley, located between Sheppey and the Kent Coast. Apparently the island was the cause of numerous shipwrecks. Therefore, authorities had decided to destroy it. However, because this decision had been protested by conservationists, authorities had decided to tow it somewhere safer instead. Towing islands has been a source of jokes as far back as 1824, when a hoaxer supposedly had the residents of Manhattan believing that their island was going to be towed out to sea.

April Fool Categories: Fictitious Geography, Radio, United Kingdom, 1975, BBC.
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