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'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
The Toot and Calm Horn -- April Fool's Day, 1990s?
BMW revealed that it had developed a new "Toot and Calm Horn" (T.C.H.) system, which made a noise that actually calmed other drivers on the road rather than aggravating them, thereby lessening the risk of road rage. The name "Toot and Calm Horn" was styled after Tutankhamen.

This April Fool ad has been fairly widely reported, but I don't know where or when it ran. The earliest report of it I've found dates to 2006. I'm guessing the ad may have run in the 1990s.

April Fool Categories: Undated, BMW.
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