Some of these 19th century pranks are horrendous, while others are harmless to the point of absurdity. But they’re all straight up weird. The past really is a foreign country. And after reading these bizarre April Fools’ Day stories, it’s probably a country you wouldn’t want to visit anytime soon.
…See the original posting at 9 More Horrific April Fools’ Day Pranks of the 19th Century