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A black lion: real or fake?
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
YouTube Flipped -- April Fool's Day, 2009
YouTube flipped its videos upside-down. The effect displayed for visitors who opened the home page and then went to a video from there. It was also possible to activate the effect by adding the code &flip=1 to the end of a youtube URL. YouTube wrote that it had introduced the new format because, "Our internal tests have shown that modern computer monitors give a higher quality picture when flipped upside down—kind of like how it's best to rotate your mattress every six months." To see the new format, it advised viewers to either 1) Turn your monitor upside-down; 2) Tilt your head to the side; or 3) Move to Australia.

April Fool Categories: Websites, 2009, Internet.
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