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The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
Can a bar of soap between your sheets ease muscle cramps?
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
Life discovered on the moon, 1835
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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