7 notable pranks, put-ons and hoaxes in history

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Posted: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 12:00 am

Be aware, people who don't keep calendars: Today is April Fools' Day. There's a good chance conniving tricksters will attempt to dupe you into believing or doing something inane, more than likely overestimating their own cleverness in the process.

If you spend any time on the Internet, be extra skeptical. That video of that person communicating something radical via whiteboard (quitting their job, breaking up with a no-good significant other) while intermittently dancing to an infectious pop song is not real. Same goes for that quintuple forward (Fwd: Fwd: Fw: Fwd: FW:) in your email inbox.

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