Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Top 100 April Fools Day Hoaxes of All Time

This tends to be a day when you figure out which of your friends knows a friendly prank from an idiotic heart-stopper of a lie. I tend not to like the "Hey your mom died" kind of April Fools "joke."

Anyway, here's a good compilation of April Fools Hoaxes.

Here's one:
In 1996 the Taco Bell Corporation announced that it had bought the Liberty Bell and was renaming it the Taco Liberty Bell. Hundreds of outraged citizens called the National Historic Park in Philadelphia where the bell was housed to express their anger. Their nerves were only calmed when Taco Bell revealed, a few hours later, that it was all a practical joke. The best line of the day came when White House press secretary Mike McCurry was asked about the sale. Thinking on his feet, he responded that the Lincoln Memorial had also been sold. It would now be known as the Ford Lincoln Mercury Memorial.

1 comment:

toastie said...

I once titled an email to friend, "R.I.P. Mindy Cohn". Not as bad as saying it was your mom. It was just Mindy Cohn.