Site lists top hoaxes on April Fool’s Day

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A sign directs travelers to the start of the “1947 UFO Crash Site Tours” in Roswell, N.M., Tuesday, June 10, 1997. In Roswell, locals don’t argue anymore about whether a space ship crashed nearby. They argue about whose ranch it landed on. (AP Photo/Eric Draper)

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Today is April Fool’s Day and Hoaxes.org listed the top 100 best hoaxes.

Among the top 10 were things like the spaghetti harvest in 1957 where the BBC actually convinced people that Swiss farmers were growing spaghetti and enjoying a good crop.

There was also the Sydney iceberg in 1978 where millionaire Dick Smith convinced people in Australia that he had towed an iceberg from the arctic. Turns out the thing was created from plastic sprayed with shaving cream.

Also, something New Mexicans are all to familiar with made the list. A fake UFO in 1989 created by Virgin Records chairman Richard Branson, who crafted an inflatable flying saucer that startled people in London.

Many of them actually pulled over to the side of the road to stare at the faux space craft.

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