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Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
The Sandpaper Test, 1960
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
Lirpa Loof Concert -- April Fool's Day, 1961
The BBC promised radio listeners that they wouldn't want to miss the concert of the "distinguished continental pianist" Lirpa Loof. But when the scheduled time arrived, there was no concert. "Actually, of course, Lirpa Loof is April Fool spelled backward," an announcer explained.

April Fool Categories: Music, Radio, United Kingdom, 1961, Loof Lirpa, BBC.
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