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Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
Free internet access through digital radio -- April Fool's Day, 2009
Australia's Courier Mail reported that the roll-out of digital radio in Queensland had the unintended side effect of making high-speed internet access freely available through old radio receivers. The paper interviewed the University of Queensland's head of frequency physics Prof Sayd al Lio who said, "the technicians had tapped into something that had eluded researchers for decades." To access the free internet, readers were instructed to place a radio on a surface outdoors in a direct line towards the Mt. Coot-tha radio towers:

Tune in to any AM station with a moderate volume, not so loud it annoys the neighbours. Place your laptop behind the radio receiver, again in a direct line with the towers, and open your favourite internet browser. Experts say that today, April 1, otherwise known as April Fool's Day, should produce the strongest signal.

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