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The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
The worms inside your face
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
Samsung invents the on/off switch
Dog wins art contest, 1974
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
Mayfair Mall To Use Face Recognition Technology -- April Fool's Day, 2007
Wisconsin-based blogger Peter Hart posted a news article on the community news site WauwatosaNOW.com, claiming that the local Mayfair Mall planned to start using face recognition technology to scan for known criminals. The story fooled a reporter for WTMJ-TV who reported it as fact on the 4 pm news show.

April Fool Categories: Crime, Technology, Websites, United States, 2007, Internet.
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