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Triumph of the Bell April 1, 2008

Posted by clintcarter in Humor.

April Fool’s Day is here.  I have a sister named April, as a kid we used to call this day “April’s a Fool Day”.  She didn’t think it was as funny as we did.

Some people take their pranks pretty seriously.  There’s a site with the top 100 April Fool’s Day Hoaxes of all time.  Here’s my personal favorite:

#4: The Taco Liberty Bell

Taco Liberty BellIn 1996 the Taco Bell Corporation announced that it had bought the Liberty Bell and was renaming it the Taco Liberty Bell. Hundreds of outraged citizens called the National Historic Park in Philadelphia where the bell was housed to express their anger. Their nerves were only calmed when Taco Bell revealed, a few hours later, that it was all a practical joke. The best line of the day came when White House press secretary Mike McCurry was asked about the sale. Thinking on his feet, he responded that the Lincoln Memorial had also been sold. It would now be known as the Ford Lincoln Mercury Memorial.

If you want to see the whole list click here.



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