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The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
Can a bar of soap between your sheets ease muscle cramps?
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
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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