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The Berners Street Hoax, 1810
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
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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