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The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
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Cursed by Allah
BMW Optiglass -- April Fool's Day, 1995
BMW announced that certain models of their cars would be fitted with "Optiglass" — a new optical technology that eliminated the need for drivers to wear glasses:


By varying the temperature of the PVB with a simple flick of the dashboard-mounted switch, the refractive index of the glass changes, creating a lens to suit the requirements of all drivers."


April Fool Categories: Cars, Corporations, 1995, BMW.
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