April 1, 2009
Here are a few news items from this day through the years:-
1957: A bumper harvest was reported for Swiss spaghetti trees.
1965: The BBC began testing “Smellovision”.
1975: Australia converted to Metric time with 100 seconds per minute and 100 minutes per hour.
1976: The planet Pluto passing behind Jupiter caused a “gravity event” on Earth making people near-weightless for one minute.
1991: An experiment to ease congestion on the M25 began. All traffic would travel clockwise on all lanes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. All traffic would travel anti-clockwise on all lanes on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
1998: Burger King introduced a left-handed version of their famous “Whopper” burger.
2002: Tesco supermarkets began selling genetically modified “whistling carrots”.
2007: The mummified remains of a fairy were unearthed in Derbyshire, England.
2008: The BBC Wildlife Department managed to film for the first time a previously unknown type of flying penguin.
2009: The London Times newspaper advises everyone not to switch on their PCs on 1st April 2009 due to the potential of…whoops that might be a real news item….