Though there is nothing funny about the blah weather New York experienced yesterday, several classic April Fool's jokes have involved--you bet!--using Mother Nature to sucker people into believing crazy stuff. Scratching the surface of the Top 100 April Fool's Day Hoaxes of All Time reveals that in 1957, "thanks to a very mild winter and the virtual elimination of the dreaded spaghetti weevil, Swiss farmers were enjoying a bumper spaghetti crop." Other weather-inspired pranks include the fake eruption of the long-dormant Alaskan volcano, Mount Edgecumbe, thanks to some dude with a collection of tires and a little too much time on his hands; the discovery of the "hotheaded naked ice borer" (huh?); and a famous "iceberg" that was towed all the way to Sydney, just to add a little pizzazz to peoples' drinks.
Though there was some chatter yesterday about the veracity of GMail and the importance of chickens in nuclear history, both of these stories ultimately checked out. Did Gothamist miss a goofy weather April Fool's joke? Let us know.