Do you know April Fool's Day hoaxes of the past?

by: clase_de_2013

April Fool's Day isn't merely a day to play small pranks on those close to you. In the past, it has been a day where the media fools a great part of the population. Over the years, the public has fallen for ridiculous hoaxes. Do you know April Fool's Day hoaxes of the past?

  1. 1

    In 1957, a BBC news show announced that Swiss farmers enjoyed a wonderful __ crop.

  2. 2

    In 1972, it was announced that the body of __ was found.

  3. 3

    In 1981, it was announced that Britain had developed a machine that would control __.

  4. 4

    In 1981, a magazine announced that a Japanese marathon runner, due to a translation error, thought he had to run for 26 _, rather than 26 miles.

  5. 5

    In 1982, "The Daily Mail" announced that malfunctioning __ were interfering with radio and television broadcasts.

  6. 6

    In 1985, "Sports Illustrated" announced that it had found a pitcher who could ___.

  7. 7

    In 1986, it was announced that the ___ would be dismantled.

  8. 8

    In 1986, the Danish government announced that it had ordered the British to stop ____.

  9. 9

    In 1992, it was announced that Richard Nixon was __________.

  10. 10

    In 1993, a Chinese newspaper announced that ___ were exempt from China's one-child policy.

  11. 11

    In 1994, a magazine announced that a bill going through Congress would make it illegal to ___ while drunk.

  12. 12

    In 1996, a newspaper ad announced that Taco Bell had bought the ___.

  13. 13

    In 1998, Burger King announced that it had created a whopper specifically for __ people.

  14. 14

    In 2002, a British supermarket announced that carrots had been genetically engineered to __.

  15. 15

    In 2004, a popular Christian website announced that ___ would become the fourth member of the Holy Trinity (along with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit).

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