April Fools Day Practical Jokes

In 1996 the Russian news agency Itar-Tass reported that the Russian parliament was debating whether to revive the Warsaw Pact.

The startling report was immediately repeated by news agencies in the Czech Republic and Bulgaria, causing widespread panic.

A few hours later Itar-Tass admitted that it had just been joking, and apologized for any confusion it might have caused.

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