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Best Aprils fools prank

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by EmGee DK, 29 Mar 2008.

  1. EmGee DK

    EmGee DK New Member

    Location:
    127.0.0.1
    In 1998 Burger King introduced a Whopper especially made for left-handed people

    2002 Tesco introduced carrots that would whistle when they had been cooked just right

    In 1962 when Sweden only had b/w telly a professor had people put nylon stockings over their tvsets telling them that this way they would receive color signals...

    Whats your best prank?
     
  2. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    From a cycling POV, The Great Sheldon is The Man

    http://sheldonbrown.com/humor/index.html

    The April 1st ones have been, over the years, most excellent.

    "Product W" and "Carrababy" being my favourites
     
  3. EmGee DK

    EmGee DK New Member

    Location:
    127.0.0.1
    Excellent :cry::biggrin:
     
  4. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    Come on, really, can anything beat the 'spaghetti tree' April fool?
     
  5. stevenb

    stevenb New Member

    Location:
    South Beds.
    Clingfilm over the toilet bowl. :cry:
     
  6. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    OK, you win (and are never welcome round my house :cry:;)!)
     
  7. mr_hippo

    mr_hippo Living Legend & Old Fart

    Give someone a phone number and tell them to speak to a Mr C Lyon. (The phone number is that of the local zoo or safari park)
     
  8. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    Location:
    Peterborough
    Not mine, but P'boro City Council did a whole front page spread on the local rag, to the effect that EVERYONE would get different coloured refuse bins for different days. This of course meant everyone would have 5 bins in their garden :biggrin::ohmy: (two's bad enough).
    The benefit supposedly was you didnt need to sort refuse from re-cyclable stuff....and eveyone would get more regular collections.

    Christ...the whole town went mad :cry: The local radio was inundated with furious calls :wacko: Some people just didnt realise it was a hoax...it ran for days :sad:

    10 out of 10 to the local authorities for once...for having a sense of humour
     
  9. mr_hippo

    mr_hippo Living Legend & Old Fart

    Anyone remember the pop group 'Steps'? One the the local radio stations in Liverpool announced that if they wanted to see Steps then they have to go to St George's Hall now! Thousands of teenagers went there and the police were called to control the crowds. Were Steps at St George's Hall? There always have been, I've even sat on them!
     
  10. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    Our local monthly free paper thing had a story last week about a floating housing development planned for the River Ouse, to be eco-powered by turbines set on top of Clifford's Tower, one of York's oldest monuments, and stating that the consultation process would finish at 12noon, April 1st. Trouble is, it was so preposterous it was way too obvious.

    The spaghetti tree has to be a classic, partly because in those days stuff like that was so unexpected - especially having someone like Dimbleby to narrate. We've got rather used to people like newsreaders doing daft stuff we forget the impact - that and Angela Rippon showing her legs on Morecombe and Wise... But I digress.

    One year, when I was 12 or 13 my whole RE class ganged up to persuade me there was a piece of homework set, that I hadn't done, to the point where when the teacher walked in, I went and owned up, terrified, at which point the whole class burst out laughing. That was sooooo funny....:biggrin:
     
  11. red_tom

    red_tom New Member

    Location:
    East London
    Did that to my stepmother when she had morning sickness. ;)
     
  12. Joe24

    Joe24 More serious cyclist than Bonj

    Location:
    Nottingham
    We did that at school. Even got the teacher involved. The kid came in slightly late, the teacher asked him for his homework to which he said, he did it but left it at home. Everyone laughed and he went bright red.
     
  13. Carwash

    Carwash Señor Member

    Location:
    Visby
    I'm about to set up a proxy server on our network at work. I was hoping to have it done in time for April so I could do this. (Non-techies scroll down for screenshots.) Sadly I haven't had time, so it will have to wait for next year. :smile:
     
  14. Milo

    Milo Veteran

    Location:
    Melksham, Wilts
    We told somebody in year 4 i think it was a toy day.
    He took his bukaroo in.
    Oh how we laughed.
     
  15. Rob S

    Rob S New Member

    Location:
    Plymouth