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Brief History of Triple-Decker Buses
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
Dog wins art contest, 1974
The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
Bonsai Kittens, 2000
The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
The Sandpaper Test, 1960
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
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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