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Mona Lisa Frowns -- April Fool's Day, 1990
The Independent reported that an art restoration team doing extensive cleaning of the Mona Lisa had made a startling discovery. Although the woman in the painting is famous for her smile, once the layers of dirt had been removed, it was found that she was actually scowling.

April Fool Categories: Art, 1990.
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