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Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
gDay Mate -- April Fool's Day, 2008
Google Australia debuted gDay technology "enabling you to search content on the internet before it is created":

The core technology that powers gDay™ is MATE™ (Machine Automated Temporal Extrapolation). Using MATE's™ machine learning and artificial intelligence techniques developed in Google's Sydney offices, we can construct elements of the future. Google spiders crawl publicly available web information and our index of historic, cached web content. Using a mashup of numerous factors such as recurrence plots, fuzzy measure analysis, online betting odds and the weather forecast from the iGoogle weather gadget, we can create a sophisticated model of what the internet will look like 24 hours from now. We can use this technique to predict almost anything on the web – tomorrow's share price movements, sports results or news events. Plus, using language regression analysis, Google can even predict the actual wording of blogs and newspaper columns, 24 hours before they're written!


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