April Fools’ Day is an international day of pranks and foolishness. According to Wikipedia, it is observed in the USA, UK, Australia, South Africa, France, Ireland, Italy, South Korea, Japan, Russia, The Netherlands, Brazil, and yes even Canada. Because it’s an international phenomenon, and because social media has greatly expedited the distribution of news stories, I can’t help but take an “oh yeah right!” approach to reading online headlines.
I just hope that no ‘real’ news happens today – like the discovery of a comet headed towards Earth – can you imagine trying to report that? “No, we know it’s April Fools’ Day, but we really really mean it!”
With that in mind, here are today’s top stories!
Amy Winehouse to race new Ultra distance UK triathlon this summer (everymantri.com) – “I’ve traded all of my cigarettes for running shoes,” Winehouse said referring to her battle with addiction…”that is after I smoke this last one,” she added.
Superhero suit to change face of swimming (thewaterisopen.blogspot.com) – blueseventy’s director of genetic research, April Hoodwink, commented,