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The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
Ferret Broadband -- April Fool's Day, 2010
Virgin Media revealed (via an article in The Telegraph) that it was using "specially trained ferrets" to help lay cables to expand broadband service to rural areas.


The ferrets wore jackets fitted with a microchip that was able to analyze any breaks or damage in the underground network.

Jon James, director of broadband for Virgin Media, remarked: "For hundreds of years, ferrets have helped humans in various jobs. Our decision to use them is due to their strong nesting instinct, their long, lean build and inquisitive nature, and for their ability to get down holes. We initially kept the trial low-key as we wanted to assess how well the ferrets fitted into our operations before revealing this enterprising scheme."

April Fool Categories: Internet Technology, United Kingdom, 2010, Virgin.
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