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The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
Life discovered on the moon, 1835
The worms inside your face
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
Dog wins art contest, 1974
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
Whole Foods Market Action Figures -- April Fool's Day, 2010
Organic grocery store chain Whole Foods Market debuted eco-conscious action figures. Eco Suave, the male figure, asked, "Hey baby, you gonna recycle that?"
Patchouli Pam, the female figure, boasted a "6-foot aroma radius!"


The action figures provoked a negative response from novelty-dealer Archie McPhee who accused Whole Foods, via Twitter, of stealing its signature action figures. Whole Foods tweeted back, "No way! Patchouli Pam & Eco Suave are Exclusive Brands originals. If you'd like to speak w/ our lawyers, we can arrange that."


April Fool Categories: 2010, Fictitious Products.
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