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Did You Fall for Any April Fools’ Jokes?


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Hoaxes and pranks on April 1 are a centuries-old tradition.

The tradition is still going strong. Yesterday we tried our own April Fools Day joke with this piece about underwater English courses.

A couple of the more famous pranks in the past decades were a 1957 BBC piece about spaghetti trees in Italy and a 1985 Sports Illustrated article about a baseball player who could throw a ball at 270 miles per hour.