The Museum of Hoaxes
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The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
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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