Countdown timers

Alvin and the Chipmunks. "Bad day"

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

April fool day!!

Short talk:

Say this fast...
S.O, the asshole,
Goes to Esso
To buy petrol
The petrol asshole S.O

Bought are from Esso

When someone tells you that you did not zip up your zipper on your pants, hestitate... Do not look down immediately...


Coz today is 1st April... April fool day!!

Found this on the website...'s_Day

Pranks played by various media on April fool day (some of the best pranks)...

1) Left Handed Whoppers: In 1998, Burger King ran an ad in USA Today, saying that people could get a Whopper for left-handed people whose condiments were designed to drip out of the right side. Not only did customers order the new burgers, but some specifically requested the "old", right-handed burger.

2) Taco Liberty Bell: In 1996, Taco Bell took out a full-page advertisement in The New York Times announcing that they had purchased the Liberty Bell to "reduce the country's debt" and renamed it the "Taco Liberty Bell." When asked about the sale, White House press secretary Mike McCurry replied tongue-in-cheek that the Lincoln Memorial had also been sold and would henceforth be known as the Ford Lincoln Mercury Memorial.

3) Tower of Pisa: The Dutch television news reported once in the 1950s that the Tower of Pisa had fallen over. Many shocked people contacted the station.

4) Phone call: In 1998, UK presenter Nic Tuff of West Midlands radio station Kix 96 pretended to be the British Prime Minister Tony Blair when he called the then South African President Nelson Mandela for a chat. It was only at the end of the call when Nic asked Nelson what he was doing for April Fool's Day that the line went dead.

5) "97.3FM" in Brisbane, Australia reported the polluted Brisbane River to be a shining blue on April 1st, 2005. This was said to have been caused by a rare movement of the moon, causing high tides and the sea water to run upstream to the river to give it clean blue water. Multiple personalities were in on the joke and interviewed through the morning, and calls were screened so that those living by the river didn't ruin the joke. Some listeners even called in reporting how beautiful it was to see the river unpolluted and clear!

But alas, some important information sent out were view as pranks by the local people, causing deaths, loss of properties...

The 1 April 1946 Aleutian Island earthquake tsunami that killed 165 people on Hawaii and Alaska resulted in the creation of a tsunami warning system (specifically the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre), established in 1949 for Pacific Ocean area countries. The tsunami in question is known in Hawaii as the "April Fools' Day Tsunami" due to people drowning because of the assumptions that the warnings were an April Fools' prank.

So, how many of you got conned on that day?

And when someone tells you that you did not zip up your pants, sometimes, you really did not zip up, which leads to much embrassment... So, when someone tells you that you did not zip up, well, up to you to fall for it or face with real embrassment.

Anyway, Happy April's fool day, everyone!!

No comments: