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10 Classic April Fools' Hoax Ads

AdWeek list celebrates funniest fake commercials
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 1, 2012 6:19 AM CDT
10 Classic April Fools' Hoax Ads
Penguins take flight in this fake commercial for a BBC special.   (YouTube)

(Newser) – Today is April Fools' Day, so expect to be pranked by friends, family, and of course, major companies who relish the opportunity to trick consumers into believing they're offering outrageously phony products. AdWeek rounds up 10 favorites, including:

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  • Being a Google Autocompleter: Google released this documentary of an employee whose job it is to complete your searches.
  • The Secret Behind Nike Air: The shoemaker reveals that its Nike Air sneakers are filled with the exhaled breath of famous athletes.
  • Penguins on BBC: This faux commercial for a BBC nature special shows a population of flying penguins migrating to the rainforest.
  • Gmail Motion: Google introduces email technology that reads your body movements.
Check out the full list here. (Read more hoax stories.)

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