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The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
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The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
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Mole Antonelliana Shortened -- April Fool's Day, 1975
"Piu corta per qualche giorno," declared the front page of Turin's Gazzetta del Popolo newspaper — "Shorter version for a few days." An accompanying article explained that the pinnacle of the Mole Antonelliana, one of Turin's major landmarks, was going to be temporarily removed for restoration. A photograph showed a helicopter carrying it away.

April Fool Categories: National Landmarks, Italy, 1975.
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