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April Fools! How gullible are you?

Directions: Some of these questions are fact and some are fiction. Can you tell the difference?

1. Want to surprise your six-year old son with a new action figure? No need to go shopping. Make it yourself with a 3-D printer. Fact or fiction?
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2. Google was named after a teddy bear belonging to Larry Page's niece.  (She named the bear Google because it had plastic googley eyes.)  Larry Page thought the name was fitting because his new search engine would help visitors "see what's on the Internet."  Fact or fiction?
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3. Tired of all those wires under your desk? Good news! Power over Ethernet (PoE) allows electrical current to be carried right in each device's data cable. Fact or fiction?
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4. Have you ever walked out of the movies with a pair of those 3D glasses?  Better go find them because Google has announced a 3D version of their Chrome browser. Fact or fiction?
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5. Flying cars are now legal in Massachusetts. Fact or fiction?
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6. Authorities at a Tokyo race track creatively solved their litter problem by bringing in a robot goat. Fact or fiction?
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7. Pregnancy tests have gone high-tech. USB sticks with mass spectrometry firmware can analyze a pregnant woman's hormone levels and accurately predict (to within 12 hours) the exact date of birth. Fact or fiction?
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8. One of the most popular features on Facebook at the Western Illinois University is "LivePoke!" a service in which members use PayPal to pay and have their friends literally poked by a real person. Fact or fiction?
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9. The first computer prototype developed by Charles Babbage was powered by steam, not electricity. Fact or fiction?
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10. It might not have been sent on April 1, but the world's first virus was intended to be a practical joke. Fact or fiction?
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This was last updated in April 2010

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