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The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
Van Gogh's ear exhibited, 1935
The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
Dashboard Tire Pressure Control -- April Fool's Day, 1985
BMW announced that its Chief development engineer, Herr Brehn, had come up with a solution for the "irksome chore" of maintaining correct tire pressure: dashboard tire pressure control:

"Herr Brehn perfected a revolving seal, kept airtight by an ingenious contra-flow of air under very high pressure... Touch a button on the console and a digital display gives pressure... A compressor feeds air into storage units. It then travels to the wheel centre via the revolving seal and through to the tyre. Excess pressure is merely vented into the contra-flow system."


April Fool Categories: Cars, 1985, BMW.
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