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Old 2017-04-01, 01:28   #12
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WP has a big list: An updated (and depressing) list of all the April Fool’s pranks on the Internet

I single out one related to my hobby interest in languages: Duolingo: Learn Emoji in just 5 minutes a day. For free.
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Emoji 😀 is the language of choice for more than two billion millennials worldwide 🌎. With the help of this course, parents 👱 👩 and grandparents 👴👵 everywhere can now learn how to better communicate with their children and grandchildren 👶 👧 – without using any words at all! Because, let's face it: who has ⏰ for words anymore?
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Old 2017-04-01, 13:46   #13
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It is with great pride that we announce the Administration, and the Republican Party in various States, have quietly undertaken an initiative to provide opportunities for members of a vilified and under-represented minority. This should forever put to rest any notion of Republicans having no compassion.

We understand that, due to inexperience with the mechanics of government, a few minor mistakes will occur from time to time. However, we are confident that this newly-empowered group will be able to make America's dreams come true.

If you have any questions, please address all correspondence as follows:

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Old 2017-04-03, 06:54   #14
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http://komonews.com/news/nation-worl...ientific-world

Where's the dachshund patrol when you need it? Those so-called patrol dogs are a bunch of weenies for letting this kind of thing happen right under their noses.
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Old 2017-04-03, 18:01   #15
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Jim Irsay, the owner of the Indianapolis Colts, plans to sell the team after filing for bankruptcy.
Did this ever get the Indy populous in an uproar. A great many believed it to be true. I didn't believe it. After a few hours, most others realized it was a joke. It worked for a while.

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Old 2017-04-04, 01:26   #16
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p.s.: The funniest part of the "badger buries cow carcass" story is that it sounds like an AFD prank but is in fact genuine.

Here is a quality bit of AFD trolling of the U.S. government and its hysterical propagandists in the mainstream media: https://twitter.com/RT_com/status/84...982464/video/1
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Old 2021-04-02, 19:54   #18
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I heard that the Voltswagen rebranding story was an elaborate April 1st prank for this year.
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Old 2021-04-02, 23:50   #19
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Yeah, looks like it was a bad idea:
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...nk-change.html
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