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BMW's April Fool's Day Hoaxes
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
Energy From Starlight -- April Fool's Day, 2008
The Norwegian energy company Statkraft released a video announcing they had developed a way to generate power from starlight:

Our planet needs more energy — pure energy. And thanks to pioneering Norwegian technology we may be able to provide it. The energy source of the future is starpower...
When stars explode, gamma rays with vast amounts of energy are hurled out into space. Now game capturers will be placed in orbit around the earth to capture this energy. This pioneering breakthrough has been developed by researchers and engineers from Statkraft.

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