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the Virgin Marrya
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cute.
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The requested URL was not found on this server. This means that you either:

Fell for our April Fool’s joke, in which case ha ha, wasn't that amusing and harmless and mostly in good taste and not all psychologically damaging under various and sundry aspects of contemporary tort law, please don't sue us; or...



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Andrew of Ware, England
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Dr. Who fans will love this from the BBC this year.

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Archangel
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This one from the BBC will certainly resonate with some snopespeople and perhaps even our beloved hosts: Lutefisk Banned!
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Page Three
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Blizzard Entertainment presents: Burgercraft!
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Midgard_Dragon
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eBaum's World

Click the "Big News Posted Today" header. And try not to hit your monitor 'cause of the stupid chicken ad.

Slashdot (/. for those "in the know")

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Stoneage Dinosaur
We Wish You a Merry Giftmas


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Chris Martin turns Tory according to the Guardian

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Crius of CoH
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The webcomic Starslip Crisis is backwards today (it's yesterday's comic,though):

http://www.starslipcrisis.com/index.shtml

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James G.
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Another webcomic: www.sluggy.com

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Auntie Witch
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Worth's boards are all jumbled, with new titles.

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First of Two
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www.shortpacked.com has one, though It's not all that funny.

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Pseudo_Croat
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Quite possibly the best April Fool's joke ever. [lol]

- Pseudo "never meta-prank I didn't like" Croat

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Donovan
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Shadowrun is introducing their new Collectable Card Game.

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TB Tabby
We Wish You a Merry Giftmas


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The SMBHQ has a subtle one this year...can you find it?

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Paul Ortego
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Fark.com Has been running several April Fools jokes lately, including one that changed the template back to the way it was in 2001. Snazzy!
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Llewtrah
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I usually do an AF page on Messybeast and find people are waaaay too gullible in spite of stating "this is an April Fool" at the foot of each one (keep getting "where can I buy one" emails). This year's is "two-tailed cats" http://www.messybeast.com/polycaudal/polycaudal.htm

According to British papers today: gingernut biscuits make good foundation under tarmac, there's a stray penguin in the Thames, a tree with a Royal face on it and Cherie Blair has painted the door of No 10 red!

Anyone remember the classic "San Seriffe Island" article in one of the major papers several years back? I used to have a copy of that, but ex-hubby took it with him.

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Llewtrah
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quote:
Originally posted by Archangel:
This one from the BBC will certainly resonate with some snopespeople and perhaps even our beloved hosts: Lutefisk Banned!

Is that an AF though? I'm sure I read it yesterday (March 31).

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Xia
Happy Xmas (Warranty Is Over)


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Neopets announces "Neocharge" to reduce inflation of Neopoints. [lol]

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Troodon
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www.ytmnd.com got me good with their April 1st site.

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TB Tabby
We Wish You a Merry Giftmas


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Eskimo Bo--err, Chauncey of the North!

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Wild Card
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World of Warcraft has finally announced the new race!

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Echinodermata Q. Taft
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quote:
Originally posted by Wild Card:
World of Warcraft has finally announced the new race!

I loved the one they did before the game was released, where they announced the race of two-headed trolls. The idea was that each head would actually be controlled by a different player -- if only one of you was online, the other head would appear to be asleep. If you were both online, then I think there was some mechanic for determining who would have control over the body at any given moment. Sounded like a blast!

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Phil'sGirl
We Wish You a Merry Giftmas


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One that might interest some Snopesters.

Nation Dates

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Radical Dory
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Kingdom of Loathing always has a good time with April Fool's. The opening page was made to look like a porn links site had taken over the domain, but if you read the links they said things like "Hot Tree on Tree XXX". Clicking one took you into the normal login page.

The rare battles would appear, but then end with "an error occured" and you wouldn't get the associated rare item.

The forums were made to look like they were all the flame forum, and all uses of "the" were replaced with "TEH".

The best though was a cleverly hidden Spectral Pickle Factory. It appeared in the woods but was unclickable, just like last year. However, if you clicked on the normal spot where it appeared in the Nearby Plains, you could fight there anyway. Score!

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WestJet asks customers to assume "winglet" pose

http://today.reuters.co.uk/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=oddlyEnoughNews&storyID=2006-04-01T031211Z_01_N31356174_RTRIDST_0_OUKOE-UK-AIRLINES-WESTJET.XML

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Danvers Carew
Markdown, the Herald Angels Sing


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Some April Fool's products on iwantoneofthose.com -

http://www.iwantoneofthose.com/search.do?productCode=MEMSTI#top

http://www.iwantoneofthose.com/search.do?productCode=PHOFON

http://www.iwantoneofthose.com/search.do?lid=more_info_REMREM&productCode=REMREM#top

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Got me fooled..
http://www.gtachicago.com/

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Andrew of Ware, England
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I didn't hear it myself but the curate at my church said that there was an advert on a radio station yesterday for a seventy minute Mozart compact disc. The disc consisted of seven second excerpts from each of his works.

BBC News report of an April Fools joke that surely no-one fell for if they knew Luton.

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wanderwoman
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There was an item on NPR yesterday afternoon about a man who is trying to make opera more "upbeat" based on his reading of Norman Vincent Peale's "The Power of Positive Thinking". He talked about rewriting the endings of several tragic operas so that they end on a positive note. I'm thinking it was an April Fool's joke...at least I hope it is!

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5317982

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NFBSK, IIRC and other mysterious Snopester language

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jw
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I like this take on anti (slow!) speed detection in the UK

BMW unveil undectable car

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Echinodermata Q. Taft
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Not a hoax site itself, but a list of the Top 100 April Fool's Day Hoaxes of All Time. We San Diegans well remember number 30!

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TallGeekyGirl
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Wizards of the Coast, producers of Dungeons and Dragons, had an announcement of the release of the My Little Pony d20 role-playing game:

http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/dd/20060401a

"The My Little Pony RPG uses the game system of the d20 Modern Roleplaying Game, featuring custom-designed ponies with rules for choosing a wide range of pony colors, hair styles, accessories such as “cutie marks,” and powers such as “rainbow flight” and “find-and-seek”. Containing both adventures (foiling the nefarious “Dark Rustler”) and adventure hooks (collecting the most butterflies and rainbow berries), the My Little Pony RPG core rulebook presents a fully detailed world, with such popular locations as Celebration Castle, Twinkle Twirl’s Dance Studio, and the Cotton Candy Café."

[lol]

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Llewtrah
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quote:
Originally posted by jw:
I like this take on anti (slow!) speed detection in the UK

BMW unveil undectable car

I recall a BMW April Fool advert from (mumble mutter) years back. If the BMW badge on the bonnet got dusty or grimy and did not reflect light properly, a sensor detected this and automatically washed and wiped the badge.

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jw
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I don't know what is was like for the rest of the world but April 1st went by over here without kids pulling tricks. My daughter went to a friend's kids 1st b'day at which there were hundreds of kids(well ok a few dozen, but they sounded like more)and not one tried an april fools trick.

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quote:
Originally posted by Llewtrah:
quote:
Originally posted by Archangel:
This one from the BBC will certainly resonate with some snopespeople and perhaps even our beloved hosts: Lutefisk Banned!

Is that an AF though? I'm sure I read it yesterday (March 31).
That is unfortunately not an AF.

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Mickey Mouse may no longer be the big cheese in the theme park world as animatronic gay emperors and Cinderfella look set to take centre stage in a gay amusement resort.

Due in 2009, the adults only destination, named Tongziland, has been given the go ahead by the Malaysian Authorities and will be built in Johor Bahru, aimed at affluent gay travellers.

http://www.pinknews.co.uk/news/articles/2005-1035.html

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