The spaghetti tree hoax is a famous 3-minute hoax report broadcast on April Fools' Day 1957 by the BBC current affairs program Panorama. It told a tale of a family in southern Switzerland harvesting spaghetti from the fictitious spaghetti tree, broadcast at a time when this Italian dish was not widely eaten in the UK and some Britons were unaware that spaghetti is a pasta made from wheat flour and water. Hundreds of viewers phoned into the BBC, either to say the story was not true, or wondering about it, with some even asking how to grow their own spaghetti trees. Decades later CNN called this broadcast "the biggest hoax that any reputable news establishment ever pulled."The April Fools' joke about the Swiss spaghetti tress was first made by BBC in England in 1957. Afterwards they got calls from people asking for advise on how to grow such a tree.
From Viral Viral Videos:
This video taken by a passenger in an Uber car in New York City has instantly gone viral with over half a million views in one day! Apparently, the Uber driver was blocked by a car double parked, so he went around the car and signaled that the driver should use a blinker. That’s when the car’s driver stepped out and revealed himself to be an NYPD cop in an unmarked car. And he went ballistic over the simple gesture.
It’s no surprise the Internet is rallying behind the driver as the police officer was basically acting like a madman and lived up to every negative NYPD stereotype out there. Be forewarned, the cop did not hold back any swearing.
In light of the upcoming Easter Holidays, RHU has dedicated this month to Religious Freaks. In order to quell the tide of angry people of faith, it is important to know that we have nothing against people who are religious.
RHU's Religious Freaks are the people who take their faith to the offensive, hateful, and sometimes destructive extremes. They are the people who try to use their religion as a weapon, or as an excuse to ignore tenants that most people of faith adhere to: charity, kindness toward fellow man, etc. These are the people who make the rest of you look bad.
We make fun of these eccentric, often wrong thinking people the same way we make fun of the lady who sends you to the back to "check to be sure you don't have an item," or the "do you work here" dumb-asses. We make fun of Religious Freaks because they are just another form of Custy and Crusty. Even though they are labeled "religious freaks," it is an identifier of a certain type of custy, not a label for all people of all religions.
Some of our long time RHUers will remember RHU's history and the spirit in which we smirk, chuckle, and roll our eyes. But for those of you who are newer, we wanted to offer you this reassurance.
From The Daily What:
Google is celebrating April Fool’s Day a little early.
A new option on Google Maps lets you turn the world into a playable game of Pac-Man.
From the support page:
Welcome, Player 1! You can now play the classic arcade game PAC-MAN in Google Maps with streets as your maze. Avoid Blinky, Pinky, Inky, (and Clyde!) as you swerve the streets of some famous places around the world. But eat the pac-dots fast, because this game will only be around for a little while.
You can play anywhere with enough streets by clicking the icon in the bottom left corner of the screen, but Google also offers some clues to the best locations where a special Pac-Man marker has already been place.
- Don’t drop the ball on the eve of your victory!
- Triumph is délicieux.
- Does a Galaxian bonus await at the top of those 272 steps?
- Chomp your way to independence down seven lanes of July.
- PAC-MAN and Ms. PAC-MAN can’t agree on which side is prettier: the American or the Canadian. Which side do you fall on, eh?
- After a chat with the Sphinx, PAC-MAN sounds more like “Dokki Dokki”.
- Pause game play to admire Chagall’s stained glass windows and have a bit of chocolate.
- Can you score 10^(10^100) points?
- Whether they’re flashing blue or sporting their natural colors, Blinky, Pinky, Inky, and Clyde are always kakkoii. Even Vogue agrees they’re living in the trendiest of neighborhoods.
- Previous PAC-MAN lives don’t get to rest in a white marble mausoleum.
- Head to the valley of the sun and earn your grade in the art of the game.
- How well can you navigate the radiating streets of the distrito federal?
- Victory is like gothic glockenspiel musik to our ears.
- Pay special attention to Blinky – he might blend in with the dreaming red kangaroos!
- You’ll find the Beach PAC-MAN World Cup here before long.
You can expect the entire Internet to be flooded with April Fool’s Day pranks like this on Wednesday.
It says the game will only be available for a limited time, but hopefully they decide to keep the Pac-Man hack as a permanent option.