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Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
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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