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The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
Fake Fish Photos
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
Use your left ear to detect lies
The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
Tweets Get Smaller -- April Fool's Day, 2012
NPR News tweeted that "Tweets Will Shrink To 133 Characters: The seven-character change is expected to save Twitter $1.4 billion this year."

The tweet provoked numerous replies, including "Good luck on expressing anything" and "Not enough characters to tweet my outrage."

A link directed Twitterers to the NPR blog where it was revealed that the headline was "just a joke." Although NPR admitted, "The productivity of the newsroom took a hit to come up with that fake headline."

April Fool Categories: 2012, NPR.
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