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The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
Van Gogh's ear exhibited, 1935
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
Life discovered on the moon, 1835
Brief History of Triple-Decker Buses
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
BMW's April Fool's Day Hoaxes
Personalized Tires -- April Fool's Day, 2003
Dunlop Tires announced the introduction of personalized tire treads:

"For hundreds of years people have been monogramming their clothes, and there's certainly no shortage of personalized license plates, so why shouldn't they be able to add a personal touch to their tires too?' said Ian McIntosh, General Manager of Advertising & Marketing Services, Dunlop Tires (Canada)...

Dunlop Ident-a-Treds are the product of more than a decade of top-secret work at the company's remote Canadian research and development facility in Serit Polnud, NWT. Researchers at the Serit Polnud lab created the new, ultra malleable and highly adhesive tires by combining sticky sap from Canadian maple trees with traditional rubber compounds. Dunlop Ident-a-Tred tires are available with initials, symbols, designs or logos engraved onto the tire treads, combining superior traction and handling with unique style."



April Fool Categories: Cars, Corporations, Canada, 2003, Fictitious Products.
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