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April Fool's that actually aren'tApr 01 2009

From across the pond, here's a list of 10 stories that could be April Fool's but aren't. On the list:

Pubs are telling expectant mothers when they've had enough to drink.

Entirely unfunny. For a more joke-filled first of the month, you can always get that yodeling game for XBox360.

Found undergroundMar 31 2009

A family in Porterville, California recently discovered that their new home has an unmapped addition. An underground lair.

They noticed what they suspected was a small sink hole at the corner of a concrete patio slab. As they checked on the hole, Edwards was pulling some weeds nearby.

"His foot just sunk," Barton said, "and that's when we thought we saw a dead body."

Turns out it wasn't a dead body, but some foam insulation. Beneath it, a large space. Everybody thinks it's a subterranean grow room. They're afraid their four-year-old son Ethan will want to play down there.

Also recently unearthed, tunnels belonging to crusaders were found under Malta. Unlike the marijuana-propagating sanctum, these structures are believed to have been designed to facilitate Crusades-era sanitation and to bolster the water supply for the Knights of Malta. Ethan, play here instead.

Stephen Colbert's bit with Al Sharpton is hilariousJul 19 2005

Stephen Colbert's bit with Al Sharpton is hilarious.

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