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BMW's April Fool's Day Hoaxes
Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
Use your left ear to detect lies
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
Over-Reacting
A slight over-reaction, perhaps. Two guys at a science park pranked a colleague on April 1st by moving his car. When the guy couldn't find his car, the science-park security force naturally thought it must be a terrorist threat and evacuated the entire building. [Chester Evening Leader]. Update: Here's a link that should work. Plus, this article (unlike the first one I linked to) makes clear that what actually happened is that the guys moved the car into a restricted parking lot, meant only for nuclear engineers, which is why the security got nervous.
Categories: April Fools Day, Hate Crimes/Terror
Posted by The Curator on Mon Apr 06, 2009
Comments (3)
Bah. If you read the article, the pranksters were "held", which I assume means "arrested". All I can say is some people obviously need more fiber in their diet. If anything, the security staff should have been arrested for causing a riot.
Posted by Bill  on  Mon Apr 06, 2009  at  05:25 PM
I can't get the article to load up... Iget the page headers and sidebars, but where the story should be I get: "The article has been unable to display."

*sigh* downer
Posted by daveprime  in  Deep in the sticks...*yay internet!!*  on  Tue Apr 07, 2009  at  09:53 AM
Looks like it's something to do with the site. I just searched for the article on the site, clicked on the link they provided, and got the same error.
Posted by Smerk  in  to mischief  on  Tue Apr 07, 2009  at  10:11 AM
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