No fooling – there's a real Museum of Hoaxes .
And if you are curious about some of the world's greatest pranks as you "celebrate" this April Fools' Day, this is the place to learn about them. Here are a few of the best, according to the museum's website .
• In 1957, the BBC news show "Panorama" reported that a mild winter and the virtual elimination of the "spaghetti weevil," farmers in Switzerland were in the midst of a bumper spaghetti crop. After viewing the images of spaghetti hanging on trees (staged, of course), many viewers called the BBC wanting to know how they could grow their own spaghetti tree. The BBC was ready with a response: "Place a sprig of spaghetti in a tin of tomato sauce and hope for the best."
• In 1985, writer George Plimpton wrote a story that ran in Sports Illustrated about Sidd Finch, a rookie pitcher who planned to play for the Mets. The story boasted that Finch could accurately throw 168 mph – 65 mph faster than the previous record. Mets fans celebrated – until the hoax was revealed.
• In 1996, the Taco Bell Corp. announced it had bought the Liberty Bell and was renaming it the Taco Liberty Bell. The practical joke lasted only a few hours and outraged citizens called the National Historic Park in Philadelphia where the bell was housed to express their anger.
• This April Fools' Day, Hulu has plans you might want to check out. PC World reported that on Hulu's website today you can select a video and you'll see a new fake Hulu option to view content in 3D. The rest will reportedly involve the truth about TV's effect on the brain and some information about aliens that run the entertainment industry.
• Also this April Fools' Day, visit the social news filtering site Reddit . Log in, turn on your admin powers and you can edit headlines and participate in other activities.
Also Google's Gmail Motion joke launched today.
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