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The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
BMW's April Fool's Day Hoaxes
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
Dog wins art contest, 1974
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
Danish Government Demands British Stop Driving On Left Side of Road -- April Fool's Day, 1986
Danish Prime Minister Poul Schluter held a press conference at which he issued a demand that the British government make its motorists drive on the right side of the road, instead of the left. He said, "We see this as a very serious case and intend to raise the issue in the (European Economic) Community… It is one of our priorities." Schluter, known as an enthusiastic cyclist, noted that he was afraid to ride his bicycle in Britain. As he was leaving the press conference he turned and added, "April Fools."

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