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Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
BMW's April Fool's Day Hoaxes
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
The Berners Street Hoax, 1810
The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
Google Gulp -- April Fool's Day, 2005
Google branched out into a new product area with the announcement of Google Gulp, a high-tech "smart drink" that featured a DNA scanner embedded in the lip of the bottle that would read "all 3 gigabytes of your base pair genetic data in a fraction of a second, fine-tuning your individual hormonal cocktail in real time using our patented Auto-Drink™ technology, and slamming a truckload of electrolytic neurotransmitter smart-drug stimulants past the blood-brain barrier to achieve maximum optimization of your soon-to-be-grateful cerebral cortex."

Plus, the company added, "it's low in carbs!"

April Fool Categories: Food and Drink, 2005, Google.
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