13 infamous April Fools' Day hoaxes

POSTED: 02:10 PM PDT Mar 27, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Mar 31, 2016 

These April Fools' Day hoaxes are some of the very best.

Sidd Finch, Sports Illustrated hoax
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Courtesy of Sports Illustrated

3. Sidd Finch -- The April 1985 issue of Sports Illustrated contained a story by George Plimpton about a new rookie pitcher named Sidd Finch who could throw a 168 mph pitch with accuracy. The first letter of each wording in the sub-heading spelled "H-a-p-p-y A-p-r-i-l F-o-o-l-s D-a-y — A-h F-i-b".


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