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The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
The Gallery of Fake Viral Images
Bonsai Kittens, 2000
The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
Samsung invents the on/off switch
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
The worms inside your face
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
Life discovered on the moon, 1835
Playboy’s Wife-Beating Advice -- April Fool's Day, 2000
The Romanian edition of Playboy published an article titled "How to beat your wife without leaving a trace." Written from the point of view of a policeman, it offered a step-by-step guide to concealable abuse, suggesting that abuse could lead to a better sex life.

Deputy editor Mihai Galatanu later insisted the article had been an April Fool's joke, and that the abuse methods described "cannot work." Nevertheless, the article generated widespread condemnation. Women marched through central Bucharest in protest.

Playboy Enterprises chairman Christie Hefner soon issued an apology and reprimanded the Romanian chief editor.

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