In addition to jokes played on friends and family, there are also some famous jokes played by the media (radio, TV, newspapers).
Did you know that in the last years…
– an American newspaper contained an article that said that in Alabama people had voted to change the value of the mathematical constant pi (“pi greco”)?
– the BBC broadcast a documentary in which they presented Spaghetti trees, and even showed people that picked spaghetti from the trees? Curiously enough, many people contacted the BBC asking how to cultivate spaghetti trees ;-).
– Burger King (similar to McDonald’s) said they had created a burger specifically designed for left-handed people (and that many people asked for it)?
– some years ago the BBC broadcast another documentary on a new technology that made possible the transmission of odours as well as images on TV?
– TV in Holland spread the news that the Tower of Pisa had fallen?
– a radio programme announced that U2 were having a surprise concert on the roof of a shopping centre in Blackpool?
So you’d better look out for April Fools’ Hoaxes. If you hear/read any today, please report to us 😉