The April Fool Archive

The Mount Carmel Mummy    (April Fool's Day - 1910)

The Mount Carmel Item (Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania) reported that undertaker William Irvin had received the Mummy of King Pepi, who ruled in Egypt in 3600 B.C., and would be displaying it on April 1, after which it would be shipped to Pittsburgh. Hundreds of townsfolk went to see the mummy. Mr. Irvin, who was not a party to the prank, had to tell them that they had been misinformed.

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