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Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
Can a bar of soap between your sheets ease muscle cramps?
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
Cursed by Allah
The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
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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