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  1. PatsWickedPissah

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  2. chris_in_sunnyvale

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    I actually experienced #30 on this list (Space Shuttle landing in San Diego). I was driving to work, listening to the radio host give the play-by-play of the shuttle coming in for a landing. Having flown out of Montgomery Field in a Cessna and knowing the runway is about 4000ft long at most, I knew right away the story was bogus...but I looked out the windshield towards the sky just in case.
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    That several hundred people showed up for the landing caused me to LOL when I heard about it after work. I remember the news stories about the city trying to bill the radio station for the police sent to handle the crowd.

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    I was once fooled for months by an April fool on the front page of a UK newspaper about the break-up of Belgium. THe story said that the country would be split in two with the French-speaking bit joining France and the Flemish-speaking bit joining the Netherlands with Brussels becoming a City State and the capital of the EU.

    I swallowed the whole thing hook line and sinker (it was actually quite plausible in my view) and it was only about two months later when I asked one of my political science professors when the whole Belgium break-up was going to happen did I realise what had happened.

    There was a famous BBC one in 1957 about a Swiss spaghetti farm that has become a classic of the genre.
     

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