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The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
Brief History of Triple-Decker Buses
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
YouTube Rickrolls its Visitors -- April Fool's Day, 2008
YouTube "rickrolled" its visitors. All the "featured video" links on its front page sent people to a video of 1980s pop singer Rick Astley singing his 1987 hit Never Gonna Give You Up. The video was posted under the user name YTRickRollsYou. Over 7 million people fell for the prank.

["Rickrolling" is a bait-and-switch-style prank that became popular on the internet in 2007. The prank is simple. A victim is tricked into clicking a link that takes them to a video of Rick Astley's song.]


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