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BMW's April Fool's Day Hoaxes
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
The Sandpaper Test, 1960
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
Van Gogh's ear exhibited, 1935
The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
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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