The Museum of Hoaxes
hoax archive hoax archive hoax archive hoax archive hoax archive
 
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
The Berners Street Hoax, 1810
Samsung invents the on/off switch
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
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.
There are no comments yet for this article.
Submit a Comment
In order to post comments you have to register as a member of the site.


All text Copyright © 2014 by Alex Boese, except where otherwise indicated. All rights reserved.