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BMW's April Fool's Day Hoaxes
Bonsai Kittens, 2000
The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
The Red-Foliaged Cabbage Patch Doll -- April Fool's Day, 1991
The Daily Star reported that a farmer named "Ivor Binhad" was making the equivalent of $2579 an hour in grants from the European Common Market under its crop diversification scheme. The crop he was growing went by the scientific name of brassica caulis pannus haedus, aka the "red-foliaged cabbage patch doll".

April Fool Categories: Botany, Newspapers, United Kingdom, 1991.
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