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Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
The worms inside your face
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
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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