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Offline Fiji

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April fools on Belgian radio
« on: April 01, 2013, 01:22:20 AM »
LOL! Just heared this year's april fish (that's what we call em) on the radio.
"A study at a Dutch university completely debunks global warming. In fact Earth is cooling rapidly"
They then switched to a soundbite by a 'professor' with an over the top Hollandish accent who said he's starting a campaing 'Stop Earth Cooling' ... sec ... get it? And to call 02/....... for more info on joining the campaign.

I almost want to call that number to hear the "haha, fooled you".

They skipped a couple of years. It used to be stuff like "first Belgian whisky released, go to this address for a free sample"
But people started complaining ... making them go out for no reason.
This way, fewer people will get offended, I suppose.
Now, could a thing like this work in the US? Or would it spark a massive conspiracy theory? "They released the news by accident and now claim it was a joke! They're keeping the truth from us!!!"
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Offline Tonus

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Re: April fools on Belgian radio
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2013, 04:34:58 AM »
I think that even though we've become pretty saturated with April Fools jokes here, there will still occasionally be an effective one.

The only ones from recent years that I didn't like were the ones like deviantArt did a couple of years ago, where they made some minor changes to user's account info (avatar, title, etc).  With so many concerns over user accounts being hacked, it was something where I couldn't just assume it was April Fools, and that made it annoying.

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Re: April fools on Belgian radio
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2013, 06:00:33 AM »
Watch !!!  FOX News will report it as    fact.
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Re: April fools on Belgian radio
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2013, 03:30:00 PM »
Good point Fiji. The conspiracy thing would happen like you said.


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"They released the news by accident and now claim it was a joke! They're keeping the truth from us!!!"
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