No fooling: Internet has made hoaxes commonplace

  • Article by: Jeff Strickler , Star Tribune
  • Updated: March 31, 2014 - 3:19 PM

April Fools’ Day used to be so much fun. We could get up a few minutes early, set all the clocks ahead an hour and then watch as the rest of the family panicked because they thought they had overslept. Or we could hide a plastic spider in the bottom of a bowl of breakfast cereal. And there was always the classic prank of coating the eyepiece on a pair of binoculars with shoe polish.

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