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The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
The Sandpaper Test, 1960
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
Bonsai Kittens, 2000
Toilet Internet Service Provider -- April Fool's Day, 2007
Google announced a new technology called TiSP (Toilet Internet Service Provider) that would allow it to provide free in-home wireless broadband service. Users would connect to the internet via their bathroom's plumbing system. Installation involved dropping a weighted fiber-optic cable down the toilet and then activating the "patented GFlush™ system" which would send the cable "surfing through the plumbing system to one of the thousands of TiSP Access Nodes." Google promised that it would provide a higher-performance version of the service for businesses which would include "24-hour, on-site technical support in the event of backup problems, brownouts and data wipes."

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