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Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
Fake Fish Photos
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
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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