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April Fools Prep: Two Truths and One Lie

Friday, March 30, 2012

Usually, on April 1st, we report on a fake story and try to fool you. Unfortunately, April Fools Day lands on a Sunday this year, so instead we'll help train you to tell the difference between a fake story and a real one. Stealing a page from Wait Wait Don't Tell Me and everyone's favorite slumber party game, Brian will read two real items and one made up - you call in and decide which one's which!

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Comments [4]

I guess this is the usual incident on April Fools Day. it is to fake the truth. Anyway, Thanks for sharing this idea of analyzing between a fake story and what is exactly real. Obviously, April Fools foolery has been rampant in all forms of media. These pranks and practical jokes consist of bad, good and inappropriate ideas. Others even turned out to be realistic. However, I think, it is just a matter of understanding of how April Fools' day is being celebrated. In order to know everything about its history, you may see and <a href="http://wilstar.com/holidays/aprilfool.htm">visit this</a>

Jan. 23 2014 11:40 PM
The Truth from Becky

Why would you choose to trivialize the death of this young man, by making him a part of your April fools non-sense Brian? Do you people not understand the sensitivity of the situation? Obviously NOT!

Mar. 30 2012 11:40 AM
Joe Mirsky from Pompton Lakes, NJ

From my book Ornamentally Incorrect, second edition, Bijoux and Beyond

April Fools
ThinkGeek, a nerdy gadget site, sells a faux product on its web site every April Fools day. The USB Desktop Tanning Center — Get a golden glow without ever leaving the office! — or a Fondue set that plugs into your computer were a few.

This year it was Canned Unicorn Meat.
Pâté is passé. Unicorn, the new white meat. was the tag line. That was too much for the other white meat. ThinkGeek got a cease and desist letter from the National Pork Board.

ThinkGeek apologized to the Pork Board on its web site for possible confusion between unicorn and pork: "It was never our intention to cause a national crisis and misguide American citizens regarding the differences between the pig and the unicorn. In fact, ThinkGeek’s canned unicorn meat is sparkly, a bit red, and not approved by any government entity.”

Mar. 30 2012 10:27 AM
Martin Chuzzlewit from Manhattan

Ok....Two Truths and One Lie....Which of these 3 stories is not true?

Valerie Jarrett, Obama’s personal confidante and political advisor, (who the President sent as his representative to speak Monday at the “pro-Israeli” J Street’s Annual Conference…video of it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3y8gcWc0mY) was actually BORN IN IRAN and spoke Persian as a child.

Obama on an open mic complained to France’s Sarkozy about having to deal with the Israeli Prime Minister.

Obama on an open mic suggested to the Russians that he would be able to work with them to reduce our missile defense protection after the November election.

SURPRISE….. APRIL FOOLS……..all 3 are true !!!!

Mar. 30 2012 10:24 AM

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