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Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
Samsung invents the on/off switch
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
Howard Stern Replaced -- April Fool's Day, 2004
Fans of "shock jock" Howard Stern were dismayed to tune in to his morning show and discover that Infinity Broadcasting had replaced him with two DJs who promised "all the fun without the filth." Stern had recently been publicly arguing with the FCC because it had applied an "indecency" standard to his show. But after an hour Stern and his sidekick Robin Quivers returned to the air. “We are back for anybody who was stupid enough to fall for that,” Stern said. “Check your calendar people,” Quivers added.

April Fool Categories: Radio, 2004.
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