You can fool all of the people some of the time …

Posted: April 1, 2008 in miscellany

Been so busy today, I  completely forgot it was April Fool’s Day. The Beeb today posted 10 news stories that sounded like April Fool’s jokes but were true and one that was – a clever promo for iPlayer about flying penguins. Meanwhile, Wikipedia tweaked the truth in its On This Day section and Today”s Featured Article about “storied ostrich jockey” Ima Hogg (a real person, apparently). For more on these, see CNet’s The Social blog. And check out the top 100 legendary April Fool’s hoaxes – including my all-time favourite, The Guardian’s 1977 brilliantly elaborate San Seriffe spoof, an in-joke for type lovers everywhere ….  

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