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The Gallery of Fake Viral Images
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
Use your left ear to detect lies
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
Life discovered on the moon, 1835
The Huffington Post Paywall -- April Fool's Day, 2011
The Huffington Post announced it was introducing a paywall, requiring all employees of the New York Times to purchase a digital subscription in order to view the content on its site. However, anyone who wasn't a New York Times employee would continue to have full and free access. NYT employees would be greeted by the following message when they visited the site:


The Huffington Post added that, "of course, stories that aggregate falsehoods to support an administration's efforts to take the country into a disastrous, decade-long war based on lies will always remain free." Link: Huffington Post.

April Fool Categories: Newspapers, Websites, United States, 2011, Internet.
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