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The worms inside your face
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
Use your left ear to detect lies
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
Wave for the Google satellite -- April Fool's Day, 2005
An announcement was posted on Slashdot urging individuals to stand outside and waveso that their picture could be taken by the new Google satellite passing overhead:

Google's recent purchase of Keyhole and its jaw-dropping 3D earth-browsing software has apparently netted them ownership of an imaging satellite as well, now named 'gSat.' This Friday, April 1st, gSat will be capturing a new dataset (neighborhood of 1meter/pixel), passing over each time zone between 10 and 11AM. If you stand outside and wave you will supposedly show up as a blurry fleck. Even better news is that the dataset will be available within months not only to Keyhole but also to the equally jaw-dropping and open source NASA World Wind. It all seems aimed at answering a question that has plagued mankind for ages: What foolishness can we wreak upon the Earth on the Day of Fools with only 3 days' notice? I'm guessing the obscene stuff will be Photoshopped out.




April Fool Categories: Websites, 2005.
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