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The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
The Gallery of Fake Viral Images
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
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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