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April Fool's Day Pranks in the Media

1. Swiss farmers growing spaghetti on trees (1957)

2. Sports Illustrated report of N.Y. Mets' pitcher throwing 168 mph (1985)

3. Taco Bell buys Philadelphia's Liberty Bell renamed Taco Liberty Bell (1996)

4. US National Public Radio announced Richard Nixon running for president (1992)

5. Change the value of pi from 3.14159 to the "Biblical value" of 3.0 (1998)

6. "Left-Handed Whopper" as advertised by USA Today (1998)

7. Biologist Aprile Pazzo's new species: the Antarctica hotheaded naked ice borer (1995), as judged by the San Diego-based Museum of Hoaxes for their notoriety, absurdity and number of people duped