Re: OT: Top 100 April Fool's Day Hoaxes of All Time

Discussion in 'Food and nutrition' started by hubert liverman, Apr 1, 2005.

  1. "notbob" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > On 2005-04-01, Michael L Kankiewicz <[email protected]> wrote:
    > > On Fri, 1 Apr 2005, Yeff wrote:
    > >
    > >> <>

    > >
    > > Can't get it to display. Is that the hoax? :)

    > No, it's just the site is swamped and their server appears to not have a

    lot of
    > bandwidth. I've got cable and it took 3mins for the page to load.
    > Here's an example:
    > #7: Alabama Changes the Value of Pi
    > The April 1998 issue of the New Mexicans for Science and Reason
    > newsletter contained an article claiming that the Alabama state
    > legislature had voted to change the value of the mathematical constant
    > pi from 3.14159 to the 'Biblical value' of 3.0. Before long the
    > article had made its way onto the internet, and then it rapidly made
    > its way around the world, forwarded by people in their email. It only
    > became apparent how far the article had spread when the Alabama
    > legislature began receiving hundreds of calls from people protesting
    > the legislation. The original article, which was intended as a parody
    > of legislative attempts to circumscribe the teaching of evolution, was
    > written by a physicist named Mark Boslough.

    Pi are round, Cornbread are Square...:)


    Hubert Liverman
    Opelika, AL.