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BMW's April Fool's Day Hoaxes
The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
Use your left ear to detect lies
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
Echinocereus dahliaeflorus -- April Fool's Day, 1900
A German garden journal, Möllers Deutsche Gärtner Zeitung (15:148), printed details of a fictitious species of cactus, Echinocereus dahliaeflorus, in its April edition. The editor of the journal apparently forgot his own joke because he indexed the cactus name at the end of the year. [The Cactaceae]

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