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Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
BMW's April Fool's Day Hoaxes
The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
Van Gogh's ear exhibited, 1935
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
Sleeper Cabins -- April Fool's Day, 2008
Canadian airline WestJet announced it would be converting overhead compartments on its planes into sleeper cabins:
WestJet (TSX:WJA) today announced that on April 1, 2008, sleeper cabins will be introduced onboard its existing fleet of 73 Boeing 737 Next-Generation aircraft. These sleeper cabins can be booked on all of WestJet's existing flights for a nominal incremental fee of $12...
"The overhead compartment has traditionally been a place where guests have placed their carry-on baggage. Given that the overhead bins on our fleet are among the most spacious of any airline, we made the decision to offer sleeper cabins in that space."



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