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war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
Dog wins art contest, 1974
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
Van Gogh's ear exhibited, 1935
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
SpecSavers Prescription Windshields -- April Fool's Day, 2013
"Always in focus with SpecSavers, even on the go!" The Netherlands branch of SpecSavers (a chain that sells glasses and eyecare services) announced a new product: prescription windshields. "How great would it be to drive without glasses?" their website asked. Created in collaboration with the Faculty of Product Development at the University of London, the new windshields came in any desired prescription strength.

And for a limited time they were offering an online special. Buy a prescription windshield for €299 and get the rear window free!


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