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BMW's April Fool's Day Hoaxes
The Sandpaper Test, 1960
Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
Cursed by Allah
Fake Fish Photos
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
Samsung invents the on/off switch
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
Bonsai Kittens, 2000
Alpine Legend -- April Fool's Day, 2009
Microsoft announced the release of a new game for the Xbox: Alpine Legend. It featured the tagline, "Join the Global Yodel." Players competed online by yodeling and blowing on an alpine horn:
Take your band through all the alpine rights of passage: a mountainous village tour, recording sessions in a log cabin studio, overcoming throat soother addiction, and even competing in a live yodel off.



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