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BMW's April Fool's Day Hoaxes
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
Anti-Baldness Spray -- April Fool's Day, 1994
The Russian newspaper Moskovsky Komsomolets reported that Mikhail Gorbachev had volunteered to test a revolutionary new anti-baldness spray. As a result he had sprouted a new head of hair, covering his famous birthmark. Accompanying the article was a picture of Gorbachev on a trip to South Korea sporting his new, curly-locked look.

April Fool Categories: Beauty and Grooming, Medical, Newspapers, Russia, 1994.
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