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Brief History of Triple-Decker Buses
Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
The worms inside your face
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
Miracle Shirt -- April Fool's Day, 2010
An ad that ran in UK newspapers announced the debut of a new odor-fighting "Miracle Shirt." The shirt contained a "neutralizing agent" that was released from the "unique microfibre technology" as soon as the wearer started to sweat. "Slip it on and Bang! — the BO is gone," the ad promised.

Those who visited the accompanying website, miracleshirt.co.uk, discovered the Miracle Shirt was an April Fool product designed to promote Gillette Anti Perspirant.

In some versions of the ad the model wore an eyepatch. In others he didn't. There was no apparent reason for this difference.




April Fool Categories: Fashion, 2010, Fictitious Products.
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