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Saturday, April 1

This year's crop

Alas, these won't stay, but for some of the more memorable April Fool's pranks around the Internet this year I give a special mention to Wizards of the Coast, ThinkGeek.com, the Calgary Herald, and The Daily Record, for gems such as the wireless extension cord, the My Little Pony Roleplaying Game, the USB desktop tanning center, and a rave review of Brokeback Mountain: The Game. (The film was shot in Alberta, showing Alberta geography ... but it was Wyoming tourism that spiked. Go figure.) For the complete list, I offer:

Wikipedia!

Actual events that were confused for April Fool's jokes were:

proving once again that real life is stranger than fiction.

... (Oh, and Ekstra Bladet reported that foreign minister Uffe Ellemann-Jensen had converted to Islam in 2005.)

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