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Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
Dog wins art contest, 1974
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
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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