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Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
Samsung invents the on/off switch
Bonsai Kittens, 2000
Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
All Your Base Are Belong To Us -- April Fool's Day, 2003
Twenty signs appeared in various locations throughout Sturgis, Michigan reading, "All your base are belong to us. You have no chance to survive make your time." The signs were a reference to a well-known quotation from a badly translated Japanese video game. The signs were put up by 7 young men, who intended them as an April Fools joke. Unfortunately, many residents didn't get the joke, thinking that the signs somehow referred to the war in Iraq. The police didn't understand them either. Police Chief Eugene Alli said the signs could be "a borderline terrorist threat depending on what someone interprets it to mean." The seven men were arrested.

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