Thursday, March 29, 2007

Olaf Lipro's Polo Flair

What do the Swiss spaghetti harvest, the tiny Indian Ocean nation of San Serriffe, Alaska's volcanic Mount Edgecumbe, a subatomic particle called the bigon, the tomb of Socrates, and a 168-mph fastball hurler named Sidd Finch have in common? All are among the Top 100 April Fool's Day Hoaxes as compiled by the online Museum of Hoaxes. Among my favorites are numbers 7, 14, 20, 36, 46, 59, 71 and 78.

Also from the same site, the Top 10 Worst April Fool's Day Hoaxes. Just in time to inspire you for Sunday.

Today's topic stolen from Mark Evanier.

1 comment:

ronnie said...

#85 - about the Kokomo Police shutting down from 6 pm to 6 am and using an answering machine in the intervening hours - is pretty funny, too, if only for its sheer outrageousness.

"A spokesman for the police admitted that 'there will be a problem on what to do in the case of a woman who calls in and says her husband has threatened to shoot her or some member of the family.' But in such a situation, the spokesman explained, 'We will check the hospitals and the coroner, and if they don't have any record of any trouble, then we will know that nothing happened.'"

It takes cojones to say something like that with a straight face when you can hear the pitchforks and torches being gathered...