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Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
A black lion: real or fake?
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
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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