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Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
The Sandpaper Test, 1960
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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