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Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
Bonsai Kittens, 2000
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
Samsung invents the on/off switch
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
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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