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The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
Dog wins art contest, 1974
Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
Canine Repellent Alloy Protection -- April Fool's Day, 2008
BMW unveiled Canine Repellent Alloy Protection:

The brainchild of Dr. Hans Zoff, head of automotive security, it prevents any dog from relieving itself on the car by administering an immediate, and relatively painfree, electric shock. But the real surprise is that the 220 volts required for this, come courtesy of our brake energy regeneration system. This converts energy created under braking into an electrical charge known as Rim Impulse Power (R.I.P.) and stores it ready for the next encounter.

The ad was created by Tom Spicer and Kit Dayaram of ad agency WCRS. It was named "Ad of the Month" for April 2008 in the Awards for National Newspaper Advertising.


April Fool Categories: Cars, 2008, BMW.
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