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Samsung invents the on/off switch
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
The Sandpaper Test, 1960
Upside-Down Alice Wallace -- April Fool's Day, 1949
Pageant magazine, under the editorship of Harris Shevelson, ran a picture of actress Alice Wallace on its front cover. Its back cover showed the same picture of Wallace, but upside down, with four eyes and four eyebrows. The stunt prompted several newsstand distributors to contact the magazine, complaining of a misprint.


April Fool Categories: Magazines and Journals, 1949.
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