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Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
Twitter eliminates vowels -- April Fool's Day, 2013
Twitter announced they were shifting to a two-tiered service. Users of the basic service, "Twttr", would only be able to use consonants in their messages. While those who upgraded to the premium "Twitter" service for $5 a month would also be able to use vowels. The company posted an example, showing how Barack Obama's famous post-election-victory tweet would have appeared with the new Twttr service.


The company explained they were doing this in order to "encourage a more efficient and 'dense' form of communication." But they pledged that "'Y' should always be free to everyone — today and forever."

April Fool Categories: Websites, 2013.
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