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Keef
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There seems to be loads of April Fools stories this year, more than normal? Dunno, but here's some of them:-

From the BBC:-
We're going to run out of tea
Baby chicks do arithmetic
Kitten's got talent
A hot climate means more girls are born

From the Guardian:-
The Guardian only to be available on Twitter
Another similar story

From Google Australia:-
Google's gBall

From the Mirror:-
Exclusive interview with Deal or No Deal's banker

From the Sun:-
Ukranian national anthem pain

from the Metro
Tartan Sheep

From Firebox.com
SatNav Shoes
iDream Recorder
Powdered Beer
The Brewery Experience

From YouTube (Australian version of course):-
Upside down YouTube

New theme park based on the economy?
The Economist

More Jacqui Smith embarrasement?
Where have you been shopping Jacqui?

Cows on Google StreetView?
Cows roam London streets

Hold on to your hats, the internet is being rebooted today:
Save your work!

Flickr for your nose?
Smellr

WarnerBros acquires The Pirate Bay:-
WarnerBros U-Turn

iPods get heavier when full of music:-
How much do mp3s really weigh?

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dang65
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There's a German one here which has apparently had lots Mr Angry reaction from readers.

It's about a new EU regulation for allocating car parking spaces for women drivers only.

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Deep Freeze
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lol, good one keef.
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Deep Freeze
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is 'hot climate produces more girls than boys' actually an april fools?
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Deep Freeze
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same with the tea story. Seems credible enough, and it wasn't published today. Did you actually read these links?
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Deep Freeze
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or, is the joke on me here? Is this... hang on... are you...?
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H1ppychick
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iToaster

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Tilde
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I totally Rick Rolled Deep Freeze on twitter today. So go me.
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Deep Freeze
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yes, you really did. One of the few times it's actually 'worked' on me.
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Deep Freeze
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twitter is where all the amazing shit goes down these days.
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Thorn Davis

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Here's another one for Keith's links
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Thorn Davis

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Lol, good one, the BBC
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MiscellaneousFiles

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quote:
Originally posted by Deep Freeze:
twitter is where all the amazing shit goes down these days.

Twitter has ruined Stephen Fry. He used to blog, write novels, act and philosophise, but now all he does is tweet like an idiot. On a fucking macbook, I assume.

Twitter.

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Thorn Davis

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This one's a bit tasteless.
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Keef
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quote:
Originally posted by Deep Freeze:
same with the tea story. Seems credible enough, and it wasn't published today. Did you actually read these links?

Yes I did, but you're right to question some of them - I couldn't decide myself. I don't think the "chicks do mathematics" one is an April Fool afterall and possibly the "hot climate" one too. But the tea one - I think it is as the agency named is the FOA, could be "First Of April"? No?

I don't know, maybe it was only the iToaster which was a genuine fake on the BBC. But hey, it kept me from doing real work for an hour this morning when I was asked to compile a list for our Intranet.

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Cherry In Hove
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quote:
Originally posted by Thorn Davis:
This one's a bit tasteless.

Yeah, they've probably taken it a bit too far. Sure, I laughed, but it was still in pretty poor taste.
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froopyscot
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Good ol' Google.

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Thorn Davis

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quote:
Originally posted by Keef:
But the tea one - I think it is as the agency named is the FOA, could be "First Of April"? No?

LOL.

No.

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Thorn Davis

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Or maybe I'm underestimating the resourcefulness of the BBC here and in the forties they actually went to the trouble of starting an active international organisation with the twin aims of eliminating world hunger and being used as an April Fool gag fifty years down the line.
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dang65
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I think that the BBC site and some newspapers have started keeping a few daft-sounding but true stories for publication on 1 April. I'm pretty sure there were a couple of bizarre ones last year too. It's all very confusing for those of us that are full-time fools, I must say.
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Keef
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quote:
Originally posted by Thorn Davis:
Stuff

Ok, you might have a point there.


quote:
Originally posted by dang65:
I think that the BBC site and some newspapers have started keeping a few daft-sounding but true stories for publication on 1 April. I'm pretty sure there were a couple of bizarre ones last year too.

I'm sure they do, if only to make this page of potential-april-fools-but-actually-true-stories. Mind you, those are pretty lame, don't think they'd catch too many people out.
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Deep Freeze
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it's hard to reconcile the keef who posted up those links and the subsequent statements with the keef who's managed to get that big ass house in the countryside.
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Deep Freeze
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I'm only joking keef, I'm sure you deserve your big ass house.
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Deep Freeze
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I'm only messing around keef
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Deep Freeze
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Jesus keef. You're pretty cold, man.
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Black Mask

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Powdered beer...

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Black Mask

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If they could make powdered cold beer I'd definitely buy that.

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Keef
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quote:
Originally posted by Deep Freeze:
Jesus keef. You're pretty cold, man.

Well it is expensive to heat a big ass house like mine [Wink]
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