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Bonsai Kittens, 2000
Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
The worms inside your face
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
Life discovered on the moon, 1835
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
BMW's April Fool's Day Hoaxes
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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