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Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
Van Gogh's ear exhibited, 1935
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
National Express Triple-Decker Buses -- April Fool's Day, 2013
National Express announced it was adding triple-decker buses to its service in the West Midlands. Michael Takkin, Head of Product Development, noted the company was experiencing a rising number of passengers: "I needed to come up with an innovative way to ensure that these new bus commuters had a comfortable journey to work. I was watching Harry Potter with the kids, saw the Knight Bus and thought Eureka!"

Because of the extra height of the buses, National Express engineers had designed a spinning gyroscope system to keep them perfectly upright and ensure stability.

April Fool Categories: Traffic and Transportation, 2013.
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