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Parisian Poisson d’Avril -- April Fool's Day, 1937
A Parisian boy pins a paper fish onto the back of a police officer at Porte Saint Denis. Pinning a paper fish (un poisson d'Avril) onto a victim's back was, for centuries, considered to be the traditional April Fool's prank in France, perpetrated primarily by young boys.


April Fool Categories: France, 1937, Street Pranks.
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