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I'm charging you all with sexual harassment. [Apr. 1st, 2008|12:43 am]
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http://www.museumofhoaxes.com/hoax/aprilfool/

Top one hundred april fools day hoaxes of all time. Be on the lookout, friends. :) Here's the top three:

#1: The Swiss Spaghetti Harvest
In 1957 the respected BBC news show Panorama announced that thanks to a very mild winter and the virtual elimination of the dreaded spaghetti weevil, Swiss farmers were enjoying a bumper spaghetti crop. It accompanied this announcement with footage of Swiss peasants pulling strands of spaghetti down from trees. Huge numbers of viewers were taken in. Many called the BBC wanting to know how they could grow their own spaghetti tree. To this the BBC diplomatically replied that they should "place a sprig of spaghetti in a tin of tomato sauce and hope for the best."

2: Sidd Finch
In its April 1985 edition, Sports Illustrated published a story about a new rookie pitcher who planned to play for the Mets. His name was Sidd Finch, and he could reportedly throw a baseball at 168 mph with pinpoint accuracy. This was 65 mph faster than the previous record. Surprisingly, Sidd Finch had never even played the game before. Instead, he had mastered the "art of the pitch" in a Tibetan monastery under the guidance of the "great poet-saint Lama Milaraspa." Mets fans celebrated their teams' amazing luck at having found such a gifted player, and Sports Illustrated was flooded with requests for more information. But in reality this legendary player only existed in the imagination of the author of the article, George Plimpton.

#3: Instant Color TV
In 1962 there was only one tv channel in Sweden, and it broadcast in black and white. The station's technical expert, Kjell Stensson, appeared on the news to announce that, thanks to a new technology, viewers could convert their existing sets to display color reception. All they had to do was pull a nylon stocking over their tv screen. Stensson proceeded to demonstrate the process. Thousands of people were taken in. Regular color broadcasts only commenced in Sweden on April 1, 1970.

http://www.glumbert.com/media/harass
And what you should know about sexual harassment, in the vein of April Fools. :) So.. don't get mad at me. lol. NSFW.
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From: christinaathena
2008-04-01 05:46 am (UTC)

FIRST!!!!

Spaghetti trees! I love it!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-04-01 05:47 am (UTC)

Re: FIRST!!!!

lol, I know right? How awesome is that. :)
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From: christinaathena
2008-04-01 05:56 am (UTC)
Oh, and I love that sexual harassment video. I saw it on youtube a while back. It's great. ^_^

"Word around the office is you've got a fat cock"
"... yes ... I do ..."
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-04-01 05:57 am (UTC)
Let's rub our fat cocks together! ;)
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[User Picture]From: rombino
2008-04-01 06:14 am (UTC)
hahahahahahahahahaha

those make me laugh so hard!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-04-01 06:22 am (UTC)
Aren't they rocking? :)
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[User Picture]From: the_narfer
2008-04-01 06:22 am (UTC)
*Sigh*

I just can't imagine the BBC playing an April Fool's joke anymore, yet I distinctly remember them doing so when I was a child (and being taken in). I don't think they'd get away with it; we've become too wary as a nation of being sued.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-04-01 06:38 am (UTC)
We really have. That's a good point. :(
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[User Picture]From: the_narfer
2008-04-01 07:07 am (UTC)
I love the planetary alignment decreases gravity one. That is such a great example of how people will pretend something has happened to them, if they're told it will.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-04-01 04:03 pm (UTC)
LOL, right? :)
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[User Picture]From: sensibleken
2008-04-01 08:56 am (UTC)
i love museum of hoaxes!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-04-01 04:04 pm (UTC)
They rock. :)
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[User Picture]From: sparklylights
2008-04-01 12:27 pm (UTC)
Here is a youtube of the spaghetti harvest!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyUvNnmFtgI
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-04-01 03:58 pm (UTC)
YAY that's freakin' awesome!! Thank you!! =)
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[User Picture]From: jenm
2008-04-01 02:04 pm (UTC)
hahahhaahahah omg at all of that is so great.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-04-01 04:08 pm (UTC)
Aren't they? :)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-04-01 04:56 pm (UTC)
There's more! :)
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[User Picture]From: slackerspice
2008-04-01 05:41 pm (UTC)
*hugs* Brilliant!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-04-01 05:58 pm (UTC)
*hugs* Glad you liked. :)
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[User Picture]From: insane_hope
2008-04-01 10:54 pm (UTC)
I've got a good one for you. maybe five years ago there was a lot of talk about dredgeing the hudson river to remove PCBs from the water.One side said dredge lest a freak accident stirs up the PCBs starting the whole fiasco again, the otherside said let them be because dredging would do just that. April fools roles around and a local radio anounces the new plan. Draining the river at certain points with temporary dams, then removing the barrels and infected sludge. people bought it and called their local news papers complaining. I loved it
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-04-02 12:08 am (UTC)
Wooow. lol
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[User Picture]From: skipperja
2008-04-02 01:49 am (UTC)
I just knew that I had seen "The Swiss Spaghetti Harvest" and I just loved it! But I was beginning to wonder because I've never found and other reference to it until today! I try to explain it to others on occasion, but you really have to see it to get the effect. :)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-04-02 04:37 pm (UTC)
For sure! ;) It's REALLY funny!! I played it for my kid and even he giggled. haha. ;)
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[User Picture]From: silvergloss
2008-04-02 04:39 am (UTC)
The "dreaded spaghettie weevil" LOL. Oh wow, whoever thought that up was a genius, hahaha.. xD
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-04-02 04:44 pm (UTC)
Seriously! It's hysterical! =)
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[User Picture]From: koupob
2008-04-02 06:01 am (UTC)
BBC did another great one this year, involving penguins. I think you YouTube BBC Flying Penguins or something.

-Koupob
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[User Picture]From: kallie63
2008-04-02 07:15 am (UTC)
Will watch the video after kids are asleep I think lol

I love the April fool's jokes :)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-04-02 04:47 pm (UTC)
Did you end up watching it? Made me giggle. ;)
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