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    • Alternative 3

    • Alternative 3 is a television programme, broadcast once only in the United Kingdom in 1977, and later broadcast in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand, as a fictional hoax, an heir to Orson Welles' radio production of The War of the Worlds. Purporting to be an investigation into the UK's contemporary "brain drain", Alte ... Read »


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    • April in Quahog

    • "April in Quahog" is the 16th episode of the eighth season of the animated comedy series Family Guy. It originally aired on Fox in the United States on April 11, 2010. The episode features the Griffin family as they attempt to live out their last day on Earth, after hearing an announcement on the local news about a bla ... Read »


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    • Mark Boslough

    • Mark Boslough

      Mark Boslough is a physicist. He is a member of the technical staff at Sandia National Laboratories, an adjunct professor at University of New Mexico, and a Fellow of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry.Asteroid 73520 Boslough (2003 MB1) was named after him. Boslough grew up in Broomfield, Colorado. He holds a B.S ... Read »


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    • The Button (Reddit)

    • The Button (Reddit)

      The Button was an online meta-game and social experiment that featured an online button and 60 second countdown timer that would reset each time the button was pressed. The experiment was hosted on the social networking website Reddit beginning on 1 April 2015 (April Fools' Day) and was active until 5 June 2015. The ga ... Read »


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    • Comic strip switcheroo

    • The comic strip switcheroo (also known as the Great Comics Switcheroonie or the Great April Fools' Day Comics Switcheroonie) was a massive practical joke in which several comic strip writers and artists (cartoonists), without the foreknowledge of their editors, traded strips for a day on April Fools' Day 1997. The Swit ... Read »


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    • The Confidence-Man

    • The Confidence-Man

      The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade is the ninth book and final novel by American writer Herman Melville, first published in New York in 1857. The book was published on April 1, the exact day of the novel's setting. The Confidence-Man portrays a Canterbury Tales–style group of steamboat passengers whose interlockin ... Read »


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    • Dead fairy hoax

    • The Dead fairy hoax was an April Fools' Day prank in 2007. Dan Baines, a sculptor and illusion designer, managed to sell his creation, the fake corpse of a fairy, on an internet auction for nearly £300. A few days before April 1, 2007, Dan Baines, a 31-year-old illusion designer for magicians from London, poste ... Read »


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    • Eat, Pray, Queef

    • "Eat, Pray, Queef" is the fourth episode of the thirteenth season of the American animated television series South Park. The 185th overall episode of the series, it originally aired on Comedy Central in the United States on April 1, 2009. In the episode, the men and boys of South Park become infuriated when the fart-jo ... Read »


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    • Evil bit

    • The evil bit is a fictional IPv4 packet header field proposed in RFC 3514, a humorous April Fools' Day RFC from 2003 authored by Steve Bellovin. The RFC recommended that the last remaining unused bit, the "Reserved Bit," in the IPv4 packet header be used to indicate whether a packet had been sent with malicious intent, ... Read »


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    • Sidd Finch

    • Sidd Finch is a fictional baseball player, the subject of the notorious article and April Fools' Day hoax "The Curious Case of Sidd Finch" written by George Plimpton and first published in the April 1, 1985 issue of Sports Illustrated. According to Plimpton, Finch was raised in an English orphanage, learned yoga in Tib ... Read »


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    • Flying penguins

    • Flying penguins or Miracles of Evolution is a BBC film trailer made in 2008 as an April Fools' Day hoax. The film was advertised as compelling evidence for Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. It was largely set on King George Island which is 75 miles from Antarctica. The Daily Telegraph wrote that the film was "an i ... Read »


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    • List of Google Easter eggs

    • The technology company Google has added Easter eggs into many of its products and services, such as Google Search, YouTube, and Android. They are often well hidden, so that users find it gratifying when they discover them. This can help form bonds between Google and its users. Google has also embedded temporary Easter ... Read »


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    • Great Blue Hill eruption prank

    • On April 1, 1980, WNAC-TV aired a fake news bulletin that stated that Great Blue Hill was erupting. Intended as an April Fools joke, the prank resulted in panic in Milton, Massachusetts and the surrounding area. WNAC-TV ended its 6 pm news broadcast with a bulletin reporting that Great Blue Hill in Milton had erup ... Read »


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    • Hotelicopter

    • Hotelicopter is an April Fools' Day video produced as a viral marketing campaign by Hotelicopter, a now defunct hotel search site, in 2009. It showed a craft based on the Soviet giant Mil V-12 military helicopter, leading millions to believe the world's first luxury hotel/helicopter was a reality. The video and website ... Read »


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    • Hotheaded Naked Ice Borer

    • The Hotheaded Naked Ice Borer is a fictional animal invented by Discover magazine as an April Fool's Day joke. A short article on the Hotheaded Naked Ice Borer first appeared in the April, 1995 issue of Discover magazine. The article was written by Tim Folger, then an editor at the magazine. Folger wrote several other ... Read »


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    • Humorina

    • Humorina (Russian: Юморина, Yumorina) is an annual festival of humor held in Odessa, Ukraine on and around the April Fools' Day since 1973. It was invented in 1972 by the Odessa KVN team after the all-Union KVN contests and the corresponding TV show were discontinued. ... Read »


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    • IP over Avian Carriers

    • In computer networking, IP over Avian Carriers (IPoAC) is a humorously intended proposal to carry (IP) traffic by birds such as homing pigeons. IP over Avian Carriers was initially described in RFC 1149, a Request for Comments (RFC) issued by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) written by D. Waitzman and releas ... Read »


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    • Jafr alien invasion

    • The Jafr alien invasion was an April fool's joke published on the front page of the Jordanian newspaper Al-Ghad on April 1, 2010. The article claimed that UFOs had landed in a desert close to the town of Jafr, and described the pilots of the objects as "3m (10ft) creatures". The newspaper reported that all communicatio ... Read »


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    • Kremvax

    • Kremvax was originally a fictitious Usenet site at the Kremlin, named like the then large number of Usenet VAXen with names of the form foovax. Kremvax was announced on April 1, 1984 in a posting ostensibly originated there by Soviet leader Konstantin Chernenko. The posting was actually forged by Piet Beertema of CWI ( ... Read »


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    • Tom Moore, Jr.

    • Tom Moore, Jr. (born May 16, 1918) was a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives from 1967 to 1973 from McLennan County. Moore is most noted for an April Fool's Day prank he played to demonstrate that his fellow legislators often did not read the legislation they were approving and for being a member of ... Read »


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    • Motivational deficiency disorder

    • Motivational deficiency disorder is the name of a fake disease imagined for a health campaign to raise awareness of disease mongering. The disease was first described in an effort coordinated by Ray Moynihan when BMJ published a description of it for April Fool's Day in 2006. Fake neurologist "Leth Argos" is said to ... Read »


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    • San Serriffe

    • San Serriffe is a fictional island nation created for April Fools' Day, 1977, by Britain's Guardian newspaper. It was featured in a seven-page hoax supplement, published in the style of contemporary reviews of foreign countries, commemorating the tenth anniversary of the island's independence, complete with themed adve ... Read »


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    • Semaphore Flag Signaling System

    • In computer networking, Semaphore Flag Signaling System (SFSS) is a humorous proposal to carry (IP) traffic by semaphores. Semaphore Flag Signaling System was initially described in RFC 4824, an April Fools RFC issued by the Internet Engineering Task Force edited by J. Hofmueller, et al. and released on April Fool's D ... Read »


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    • Sheng Long

    • Sheng Long is a character hoax related to the Street Fighter series, created by Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) as an April Fools' prank in 1992 (in an issue published mid-February). The joke, based upon a mistranslation that suggested the existence of a character named Sheng Long in the Capcom fighting game Street Fig ... Read »


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    • Slaughter High

    • Theatrical release poster
      Directed by Mark Ezra
      Peter Litten
      George Dugdale Produced by Dick Randall
      Stephen Minasian Written by Mark Ezra
      Peter Litten
      George Dugdale Starring Caroline Munro
      Simon Scuddamore Music by Harry Manfredini Cinematography Alan Pudney Edited by Jim Connock
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      Spectacular Trading International
      Distributed by Vestron Pictures
      Release date
      • November 14, 1986 (1986-11-14) (United States)
      Running time
      91 minutes Country United States
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    • Slaughter High

      Slaughter High is a 1986 American-British independent slasher film written and directed by George Dugdale, Mark Ezra and Peter Litten. The plot concerns a group of adults invited to a reunion at their defunct high school, where a disfigured masked killer awaits for revenge. The day begins with popular student Caro ... Read »


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    • So It's Come to This: A Simpsons Clip Show


    • Spaghetti-tree hoax

    • The spaghetti-tree hoax was a three-minute hoax report broadcast on April Fools' Day 1957 by the BBC current-affairs programme Panorama, purportedly showing a family in southern Switzerland harvesting spaghetti from the family "spaghetti tree". At the time spaghetti was relatively little known in the UK, so that many B ... Read »


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    • Taco Liberty Bell

    • The Taco Liberty Bell was an April Fool's Day joke played by fast food restaurant chain Taco Bell. On April 1, 1996, Taco Bell took out a full-page advertisement in seven leading U.S. newspapers announcing that the company had purchased the Liberty Bell to "reduce the country's debt" and renamed it the "Taco Liberty Be ... Read »


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    • Terrance and Phillip in Not Without My Anus

    • "Terrance and Phillip in Not Without My Anus" is the second season premiere of the American animated television series South Park. The 14th episode of the series overall, it originally aired on Comedy Central in the United States on April 1, 1998. The episode follows the two title characters, a duo of Canadians who att ... Read »


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    • Udo of Aachen

    • Udo of Aachen (c.1200–1270) is a fictional monk, a creation of British technical writer Ray Girvan, who introduced him in an April Fool's hoax article in 1999. According to the article, Udo was an illustrator and theologian who discovered the Mandelbrot set some 700 years before Benoît Mandelbrot. Additional d ... Read »


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    • UTF-9 and UTF-18

    • UTF-9 and UTF-18 (9- and 18-bit Unicode Transformation Format, respectively) were two April Fools' Day RFC joke specifications for encoding Unicode on systems where the (nine bit group) is a better fit for the native word size than the octet, such as the 36-bit PDP-10 and the UNIVAC 1100/2200 series. Both encodings we ... Read »


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    • Kazuo Uzuki

    • Kazuo Uzuki is the subject of a baseball card issued by Topps as an April Fools' Day hoax. The card was released on February 6, 2008 of a supposed high school superstar named Kazuo "The Uzi" Uzuki. In Japanese, Kazuo Uzuki means "the first son of April." The person actually depicted on the card was a New York Universit ... Read »


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    • Virgle

    • Project Virgle, dubbed by Virgin and Google as Virgle: The Adventure of Many Lifetimes, was a Google April Fools' joke featured on the main page of Google Search on April 1, 2008. The motto of Project Virgle was, "Things will get better. Eventually". The name "Virgle" was a mix of the Virgin Group and Google, and ... Read »


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    • Harry Whitlohn

    • Sir Harry Whitlohn was a fictitious character who appeared as a "castaway" on the BBC Radio programme Desert Island Discs on 1 April 1963 - April Fools' Day He was variously presented as a "man of affairs, musician, mountaineer, and mystic", an "88-year-old mountaineer, mystic and spy" and "the only man living who had ... Read »


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    • Write-only memory (joke)

    • Write-only memory (WOM) is the opposite of read-only memory (ROM). By some definition, a WOM is a memory device which can be written but never read. Since there should be no practical use for a memory circuit from which data cannot be retrieved, the concept is most often used as a joke or a euphemism for a failed memor ... Read »


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