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Van Gogh's ear exhibited, 1935
The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
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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