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Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
A black lion: real or fake?
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
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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