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“This year, as has happened before and will happen again, an overwhelming number of hoaxes, jokes and pranks escape onto the Web, using the cover of the terrible holiday to try to win a little bit of attention for their creators.” So let’s at least give them a little. WaPo is maintaining a comprehensive, updating (and upsetting) list of April 1 stories.

+ “He’s a pitcher, part yogi and part recluse. Impressively liberated from our opulent life-style, Sidd’s deciding about yoga — and his future in baseball.” The only April Fools’ article that ever mattered: The Curious Case Of Sidd Finch. (Note the first letter of each word in the quote above.)

+ Husband-and-wife teachers charged in separate student sex cases — in the same week.

+ The clear connection between ice cream consumption and reading ability.

+ Scheduling note: I will be traveling in Japan from April 4-15. During that period, I will try to get off a few editions, but they will arrive at unusual times and will probably include a few edamame puns.

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