The best April Fool I've ever seen was on this very forum, 7 years ago. Franco (Australian Tarptent representative) posted as follows:
I would not hold my breath for another Shires designed shelter.
I read somewhere that he has sold his business to The North Face and has retired. Apparently he spends his time in Costa Rica playing golf.
Note that his Web site has not been updated since 2006.
And later that day:
It's all very sad, I think. Following the many suggestions and even demands from customers, Henry started to design a 3-4 person shelter. Many requested "standing room" and of course to accommodate this demand as well, compromises had to be made. He never finished the project before departing to Costa Rica. However from the preliminary sketches it would have looked something like this.
As I said, it's just too bad.
What "caught" several of us was that his posts were dated March 31, 2008. We forgot that in Australia, thanks to the International Date Line, it was already April 1!
I hope Franco doesn't mind my resurrecting his (in)famous post!