13 infamous April Fools' Day hoaxes

POSTED: 02:10 PM PDT Mar 27, 2013    UPDATED: 06:20 AM PDT Apr 01, 2014 

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

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4. Gravity Disappears -- BBC Radio 2 launched a stellar prank with news that at 9:47 a.m. on April 1, 1976, Pluto would pass behind Jupiter and that this alignment of the planets would result in a stronger gravitational pull from Jupiter, counteracting the Earth's own gravity. Listeners who timed a jump just at the right moment would be able to experience weightlessness, an astronomer in the report claimed. Hundreds of listeners immediately reported that they had been suspended in mid-air (along with their disbelief).

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