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Morning Cup of Links: April Fool!

April Fools' Day Pictures: 4 Historic Science Hoaxes. They weren't just for one day, either.
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5 Wacky Internet Pranks That Can Get You Jail Time. Make your plans accordingly.
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Judge Amanda Williams runs a particularly punitive drug court in Georgia -way beyond federal guidelines. This American Life looks at several cases that will break your heart. (via Metafilter)
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The 10 Most Liked Videos On YouTube, determined by the raw number of upvotes instead of the ratio of upvotes. Therefore, some of these are also on the most disliked list!
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The big sports news this week may be the NCAA Final Four, but here's Why You Should Care About Cricket. When one team commands a billion fans, there's something special going on.
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Our Amazing Planet -top to bottom. Its a big graphic for a deep subject.
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The guys at College Humor figured out what those twin boys were talking about, and gave us handy subtitles. They haven't yet learned to avoid political discussions in the family.
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"Special Greg" Powell did a bike stunt so difficult that the maneuver is called a "special flip".
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8 Sports-Related April Fools’ Day Hoaxes. This will sort of counterbalance the science hoaxes at the top of this list.

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What Koalas and Humans Have in Common
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There's something strange about koala fingerprints. Read more bizarre koala facts here.

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Don't Have Space For a Christmas Tree? Decorate a Pineapple Instead
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Christmas trees aren't for everyone. Some people can't fit a fir inside their cramped abodes, while others are turned off by the expense, or by the idea of bugs hitchhiking their way inside. Fake trees are always an option, but a new trend sweeping Instagram—pineapples as mini-Christmas "trees"—might convince you to forego the forest vibe for a more tropical aesthetic.

As Thrillist reports, the pineapple-as-Christmas-tree idea appears to have originated on Pinterest before it, uh, ripened into a social media sensation. Transforming a pineapple into a Halloween “pumpkin” requires carving and tea lights, but to make the fruit festive for Christmas all one needs are lights, ornaments, swaths of garland, and any other tiny tchotchkes that remind you of the holidays. The final result is a tabletop decoration that's equal parts Blue Hawaii and Miracle on 34th Street.

In need of some decorating inspiration? Check out a variety of “Christmas tree” pineapples below.

[h/t Thrillist]

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