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Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
Samsung invents the on/off switch
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
Bonsai Kittens, 2000
Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
Artline Memory Stick -- April Fool's Day, 2010
Pelikan Artline placed ads in Australian papers announcing its new "Artline Memory Stick" — a pen that could remember everything you wrote.

"The Artline Memory Stick digitally records everything you write or draw on a 2GB built-in flash drive. Forget the worry of losing the shopping list or the scrap of paper with that vital name or number on it. You can download it all later - as you wrote it, or in the typeface of your choice. How's that for back-up?"

The print ads were created for the company by the ad agency BCM Sydney.


April Fool Categories: Australia, 2010, Fictitious Products.
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