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BMW's April Fool's Day Hoaxes
Van Gogh's ear exhibited, 1935
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Anti-Track Control -- April Fool's Day, 1992
A commercial for BMW aired on British TV promoting a revolutionary new technology, "anti-track control," that enabled the removal of tire tracks from the ground. The ad explained that the technology had been developed by East German military authorities, but it could now be used by surreptitious lovers seeking to conceal their tracks from suspicious partners. The spoof commercial was created for BMW by ad agency WCRS. The footage of disappearing tire tracks was created by taking a previous BMW commercial and playing it backwards.

April Fool Categories: Cars, Corporations, 1992, BMW.
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