Jokes of the Fools in April: Some of the greatest of all times
Companies will come out with baits. Everyone will laugh well, but nobody will be deluded.
Well, to prepare you for this day of fraud, here are 10 of the best jokes in history. After all, warned is warned. Or, as Abraham Lincoln once noted, "Do not believe everything you read on the web."
1. Macaroni grow on the trees
On April 1, 1957, the BBC's Panorama TV show released a segment of the Swiss spaghetti crop that enjoys a "bigger year" thanks to the mild weather and the elimination of the rose. Many trusting Britons were accepted and why not? The story is on TV – then a relatively new invention – and Aunt Bey will never lie, right?
The story was ranked scam for the first time since April 1
through the Museum of Fraud website – a great source for all stupid things.
2. The Fastest Pitcher of All Time
George Plimpton, always crooked, invented the history of the Siddhartha Mets Siddhartha Sid Finch for Sports Illustrated. The story of Finch, which could throw 168 miles an hour, appeared in the magazine's editions of April 1, 1985, and readers with an eagle immediately outlined: the first letters in the words of the second title of the story spoke Happy April Fools . But others wondered if Mets had added another firefighter to their first-rate staff.
Plympton later turned history into a novel.
3. Redefining Pi
Pi is so challenging. How can anyone work with an irrational number that goes on and on? Legislators in Alabama claim that they have adopted a law in 1998, which redefined 3.14159 … just, 3. While the news was a trick by a man named Mark Boslau, it became widespread and believed. No wonder: in 1897, Indiana's legislator tried to pass a bill that governed pi as 3.2 (among other numbers).
4. Left Hand Toilet Paper
Why do the right-handers get closer to purity? In 2015, Cottonel wrote that he was introducing toilet paper with his left hand to all those who were there.
The anecdote followed a 1998 cascade of Burger King for his new "left hand".
Few people might have been taken from Cotonel, but that was not the case in 1973 when Johnny Carson cracked a joke about lack of toilet paper. The troubled Americans immediately accrued. Well, you can never be too sure.
5. "In the current classic joke of 1996, Taco Bell pulled out newspaper ads, saying he had bought" Freedom "in an attempt to help the national debt. Even some senators were accepted, and the National Parks Office even held a press conference to deny the news. At noon, the fast food chain admitted the joke and said it had donated $ 50,000 to take care of the remarkable bell. The value of the joke, of course, was invaluable.
6. Big Ben goes digital
The British are Masters of April Fools " And in 1980 the BBC's overseas service said the iconic clock tower was upgraded. The joke did not go well and the BBC apologized. But it did not stop him from appearing again in the digital age.
7. Color TV? In 1962, the Swedish National Network released a technical expert who told the public that his black-and-white radiations could be colored by looking through nylon socks
. Many Swedes have fallen for fraud. There is no rumor, however, that some have avenged themselves by burning a giant goat every year.
8. Goodwill, Space Needle
In 1989, a comedy show in Seattle was released and said the space needle in the city had fallen. There were even pictures. The news was a joke, of course, but it was a little comfort for 700 panicked callers, worried about history. Scroll to 2:25 in the video:
9. Google Gulp
Google loves the Fools Day almost as much as making cats. In 2005, the company said it was splitting with a new drink: Google Gulp. This would help "maximize optimization of your recent thanks to the cortex." Also, low in carbohydrates!
Add it to fake Google products, including Google Romance, Gmail Paper, and Google Voice for pets. But not Gmail itself: it was real.
10. Do not drink and surf
In 1994, PC Magazine released a column for a bill passing through Congress, which will ban the use of drunk internet. Although the name of the contact person is referred to as Lirpa Sloof (calling her name back), many people perceive the story seriously. But then, perhaps, the bill – whether fake or not – was not a bad idea.
A version of this song was first published in 2016