April Fool's Joke


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April Fool's Joke

(humour, event)
(AFJ) Elaborate April Fool's hoaxes are a long-established tradition on Usenet and Internet; see kremvax for an example. In fact, April Fool's Day is the *only* seasonal holiday marked by customary observances on the hacker networks.
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By that point we had already been treated to the least convincing April Fool's joke in history, as the team tried desperately to have us believe the National runners would be fitted with speedometers to ensure they do not go too fast on the run to the first fence.
The messages were meant as an April Fool's joke about an Internet phenomenon.
Overjoyed Brian, of Kings Park, Glasgow, told the Sunday Mail: "I thought it was an April Fool's joke.
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Reports on Wednesday that his private plane had been spotted at the local airport would have been treated as an April Fool's joke, rather than the biggest indication to date that the former world number one will end his selfimposed exile from the game in the Masters.
It sounds like an early April Fool's joke, but that's how much of YOUR taxes ensure rapists, murderers and robbers can put their feet up and watch their favourite teams in action.
Earlier reports of Baidu working with Qualcomm to extend the battery life of the 'Eye' have been stated as erroneous by Kuo and have been thought to be a result of an April fool's joke "gone awry".
The Kirklees Council leader said: "The new system feels like an April Fool's joke, coming in as it does on April 1 next year.
With regards to the joke about Assi, a fanatic fan had created the rumor as a light joke on the singer's official website and had wrote that Assi decided to join the Lebanese national soccer team as a way to give them support, but the announcement was clarified that it is an April fool's joke and nothing more.