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Dog wins art contest, 1974
Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
The worms inside your face
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
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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