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The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
BMW's April Fool's Day Hoaxes
A black lion: real or fake?
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
Samsung invents the on/off switch
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
The Berners Street Hoax, 1810
Bonsai Kittens, 2000
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
Le Sac Pourii -- April Fool's Day, 1986
The Nashville Banner reported on the latest, trendsetting fashion from France—waterproof outer garments dubbed "Le Sac Pourii" by their designers. The garments strongly resembled plastic garbage bags.

April Fool Categories: Fashion, Newspapers, United States, 1986.
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