Photos: Awesome April Fools' Day hoaxes

Photos: Awesome April Fools' Day hoaxes

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He may have resigned nearly two decades earlier, but on April 1, 1992, National Public Radio's "Talk of the Nation" reported that Richard Nixon was running for President again under the slogan, "I didn't do anything wrong, and I won't do it again." "Nixon" delivered a candidacy speech over the air waves, and listeners were not pleased. Host John Hockenberry admitted during the second half of the show that it was all a big joke. The voice of Nixon was, in fact, comedian Rich Little.

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by WHAS

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Posted on April 1, 2013 at 11:09 AM

Updated Monday, Apr 1 at 1:27 PM

 It's that time of year again, when creative minds around the world devise elaborate ruses to punk the masses. Some, like the "Taco Liberty Bell," have gone down in April Fool's infamy. Others -- like when Boston radio personalities Opie and Anthony announced that Mayor Thomas Menino had been killed in a car crash (he was very much alive) -- have gotten a less enthusiastic reception.

Here, courtesy of the Museum of Hoaxes, are some of our favorites April Fools Pranks.

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