"notbob" <[email protected]> wrote in message news[email protected] > On 2005-04-01, Michael L Kankiewicz <[email protected]> wrote: > > On Fri, 1 Apr 2005, Yeff wrote: > > > >> <http://www.museumofhoaxes.com/hoax/aprilfool/> > > > > 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... Cheers! Hubert Liverman Opelika, AL.