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Beware of Lirf Loopa
Edward Ingram writes in:
Several years back I remember being taken in be a news story on KAKE-TV
in Wichita KS. Supposedly, a woman was driving when her infant began
playing with her garage door opener. To her surprise it was noticed by
the woman that when the opener was clicked within 100 YDS. of a traffic
light, the light would obligingly turn green. The story even went so
far as to show a city traffic engineer standing by an opened traffic
control box, puzzled. They went on to report that the garage door
opener was manufactured by a Swedish company called Lirf Loopa, who,
when contacted, informed KAKE that they had met all regulations and laws
concerning the device and were not about to change it.
Only at the end of a very detailed story did the newscaster reveal that
Lirf Loopa was an anagram for April Fool.
Categories: April Fools Day
Posted by The Curator on Tue Aug 05, 2003
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