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Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
The worms inside your face
The Berners Street Hoax, 1810
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
The BMW Badgewash System -- April Fool's Day, 1988
BMW announced a new technological innovation that would be incorporated into future versions of its cars—the badgewash system. No longer would BMW drivers have to endure dirt on their enamel bonnet badge. The advertisement claimed that, "A tiny sensor mounted in the wiper arm measures the light reflected back from the white sections of the BMW badge… Even if a film of dirt cuts out as little as 5% of that light, the sensor will detect it and start the wiper."

April Fool Categories: Cars, Corporations, 1988, BMW.
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