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1. On 1 April 1996 Taco Bell caused outrage when it annnounced that it had purchased which American icon, which would be renamed to carry the company's logo and brand name?
2. April 1st 1977 saw the publication of a supplement about the newly discovered islands of San Serriffe, comprised of the islands of Upper Caisse and Lower Caisse. Which British newspaper, renowned for its misprints and originally from Manchester, was responsible for this hoax?
3. April Fool's Day in 1976 was marked by the renowned astronomer, Patrick Moore, announcing on BBC radio that a planetary alignment would cause which of these changes?
4. An April Fool's Day hoax in 1974 saw smoke rising from Mount Edgecumbe, leading nearby residents to fear an eruption from the volcano, which was thought to be extinct. In which US state did this happen?
5. On 1 April 2007 Dr. Ewe Noh-Watt announced his theory, called 'The Sheep Albedo Hypothesis', stating that the reduction in sheep numbers in which country was leading to global warming?
6. April 1 1998 brought a full page advertisement in 'USA Today' to promote the 'left handed whopper'. Which fast food company brought out this gem?
7. In 2008, for April Fool's Day, the BBC broadcast trailers for a programme called 'Miracles of Evolution'. It showed footage of which birds 'flying'?
8. An Australian April Fool's Day hoax in 1978 saw the apparent fruition of a plan to tow an iceberg from Antarctica to enable pure ice cubes to be sold to the public. In which city's harbour did the 'iceberg' appear?
9. The now defunct 'News of the World' broke the news on 1 April 1990 that which joint Anglo/French project was going to have problems due to the different measurement systems used by the two countries?
10. One of the earliest broadcast April Fool's hoaxes dates back to 1957 when the BBC showed footage of the harvesting of which pasta crop?
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