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BBC Ducks the Issue
I just heard about this early April Fool's Day fumble on the part of the BBC. As the Times of London reports: "Declan Curry, the intrepid television hack, broke the embargo on a fascinating British Waterways study that revealed that ducks living on canals weigh, on average, about a pound more than those living on rivers. The slow-moving canal water, so the story went, provides less opportunity for the ducks to swim and as a result they piled on the pounds. Mr Curry and the BBC should have taken note of the embargo date. April 1. The name of the academic quoted, Olaf Priol, is an anagram of April Fool." Unfortunately I can't find a link for this.
Categories: Animals, April Fools Day
Posted by The Curator on Thu Apr 01, 2004
Comments (2)
http://www.waterscape.com/ducks/
Posted by SD  on  Thu Apr 01, 2004  at  09:36 AM
Here's another URL:

http://www.boatstogo.co.uk/press/press_release_3.html

Olaf Priol is getting around today:

http://www.politics.ie/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=4296

Not that I get that subtle Eurohumor.
Posted by Paul in NJ  in  USA  on  Thu Apr 01, 2004  at  12:11 PM
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