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Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
The Berners Street Hoax, 1810
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
Most Accurate Golf Ball -- April Fool's Day, 1991
The Hoffman York & Compton ad firm released a mock ad for Aero, "the world's most accurate golf ball."

"By shifting the center of mass away from the immediate core, we've created a projectile that reacts with gyroscopic action. Quite simply, this means that the spin on the ball is greatly enhanced from the moment of impact by the club. And that increased spin, just like a gyroscope, actually fights erratic flight. The results are remarkable.

WIND TUNNEL TESTED. With the help of an "Iron Byron" we compared our new Aero to every other major manufactured golf ball. As could be expected with a machine-perfect swing, most of the golf balls were fairly accurate. But when we introduced a cross wind, the Aero, with its gyroscopic spin, varied from true center less than 1.352%. Every other ball varied from 5% to 18%. Now this might prove insignificant if you have a three handicap and play all of your golf indoors. But for the rest of us this is good news."


April Fool Categories: Sports, 1991, Fictitious Products.
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