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Samsung invents the on/off switch
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
HandSolo Mobile -- April Fool's Day, 2008
Qualcomm debuted wireless cellphone technology that was truly "in your hand" because it was implanted directly into your hand. Simply put your thumb to your ear and talk into your pinkie.

The technology included features such as "high-five" call transfer, hand vibrate alert, portable music player with embedded thumb-speakers, and an allarm clock with adjustable wake-up intensities from slight finger prodding to intense face slapping.




April Fool Categories: Videos, 2008.
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