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September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
Samsung invents the on/off switch
The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
Qualcomm Wolf Pigeon -- April Fool's Day, 2009
Qualcomm unveiled a plan to expand wireless coverage by implanting tiny base-stations into wolf-pigeon hybrids. The wolf-pigeons would fly around, but also be self-defensible, form packs when needed, and go out as "lone wolves" to areas where you wouldn't normally have coverage, thereby creating a strong network.

Unfortunately, the wolf-pigeons tended to overpopulate, run amok, and cause havoc amongst the human population. This created the need for "Shark Falcons," whose objective was to keep the wolf-pigeon population under control.

Thinking ahead, Qualcomm engineers also anticipated a need to keep the Shark Falcons under control and had drafted plans for a Crocodeagle (crocodile-eagle hybrid) which would be four times bigger than the Shark Falcon, "so they're always going to win."










April Fool Categories: Technology, Videos, Corporations, United States, 2009.
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