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Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
The worms inside your face
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
Bonsai Kittens, 2000
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
All Your Base Are Belong To Us -- April Fool's Day, 2003
Twenty signs appeared in various locations throughout Sturgis, Michigan reading, "All your base are belong to us. You have no chance to survive make your time." The signs were a reference to a well-known quotation from a badly translated Japanese video game. The signs were put up by 7 young men, who intended them as an April Fools joke. Unfortunately, many residents didn't get the joke, thinking that the signs somehow referred to the war in Iraq. The police didn't understand them either. Police Chief Eugene Alli said the signs could be "a borderline terrorist threat depending on what someone interprets it to mean." The seven men were arrested.

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