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.

April Fools - San Serriffe
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The Guardian

9. San Serriffe -- On April 1, 1977, the British newspaper The Guardian published a special supplement on San Serriffe, a small republic said to consist of several semi-colon-shaped islands in the Indian Ocean. The paper's phones rang all day, but only a few readers noticed that everything about the island was named after the sans serif typeface.


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