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Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
Dog wins art contest, 1974
Daylight Savings Contest -- April Fool's Day, 1984
The Eldorado Daily Journal, an Illinois paper, announced a contest to see who could save the most daylight for daylight savings time. The rules of the contest were simple: beginning with the first day of daylight savings time, contestants would be required to save daylight. Whoever succeeded in saving the most daylight would win. Only pure daylight would be allowed—no dawn or twilight light, though light from cloudy days would be allowed. Moonlight was strictly forbidden. Light could be stored in any container. The contest received a huge, nationwide response. The paper's editor was interviewed by correspondents from CBS and NBC and was featured in papers throughout the country.

April Fool Categories: Time and Date, Newspapers, United States, 1984.
Daylight Saving Time, not Daylight Savings Time.
Posted by Chris in Edmonton  on  Sun Apr 03, 2005  at  02:02 PM
I won that contest. Really helps when you have some spools of regenerative fiberoptic cable lying around!
Posted by Vic Sub  in  New York  on  Sat Oct 08, 2005  at  12:47 PM
In Germany, there is an old story about the stupid inhabitants of a town who forgot to build their town hall with windows, so they took all kinds of containers and carried the daylight into the town hall. This story reminded me of that.
Posted by Autrian  in  Austria  on  Tue Nov 21, 2006  at  09:22 AM
very, very cool! smile I wish I could save some of that weekday daylight that I waste sitting under fluorescents, and let it out on weekends. More time for bass! Yahoo! smile
Posted by stringbassgirl  in  this galaxy, the world  on  Mon Apr 02, 2007  at  06:50 PM
The only way I can think of is with solar cells maybe? Awesome prank anyway LOL
Posted by Emelia  on  Wed Jan 30, 2008  at  05:32 AM
I can Almost Picture it now... Retards catching Fireflies in jars thinking they are actually the last bits of daylight fleeing night.

Some other Neg-IQ with a vast ellaborate mirror system aimed into a cauldron or some such... V_V It never seems to amaze me what humans are willing to fall for, or even just misinterpret to the point of creating retardation out of possible sense... V_V
Posted by The Seventh Sword, Murakumo Tsurugi, The Final Swo  in  7th Level of Hell, At the moment...  on  Tue Apr 01, 2008  at  02:28 PM
I'm devising a Light Thermos to capture daylight. You unstopper it in the morning and leave it open all day. At sunest, you screw in the top. In the evening, just crack open the Thermos to allow out the sunlight.

CAUTION: If you accidently drop the Thermos, it will shatter, leaving daylight scattered about. Please sweep up the light while wearing sunglasses and SPF-30 sunblock.
Posted by SkipTracer  in  Outer Disk World  on  Thu Apr 03, 2008  at  01:26 PM
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