Top April Fools Day Hoaxes- News articles

Cutting Edge Advanced Module 10

Below are some of the top 100 hoaxes on TV, in newspapers and on the internet. What do you think the stories were?

The Swiss Spaghetti Harvest

Instant Color TV

Alabama Changes Value of Pi

The Left-Handed Whopper

Body of Nessie Found

Metric Time

The Case of the Interfering Brassieres

The Sydney Iceberg

The 26-Day Marathon

Drunk Driving on the Internet

Big Ben Goes Digital

Dogs to be painted white

Guinness Mean Time

Smellovision

FatSox

Corporate Tattoos

Ask your teacher about any you can’t guess

Write a one-sentence summary of at least six of the stories above

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Top April Fools Day Hoaxes- News articles version 2

Cutting Edge Advanced Module 10

Below are some of the top 100 hoaxes on TV, in newspapers and on the internet, plus some from 2010. What do you think the stories were?

M3 Zebra Crossing

World War II Bomber Found on Moon

Weeping Lenin

Diamond-Encrusted Grenades

Viagra for Hamsters

Ferrets Used to Lay Broadband Cables

Translate for Animals Android App Released

Alien Abduction Insurance Offered

Google to Digitise World’s People

Coldplay to Record in Zero Gravity

Youtube Launch Text-Only Mode

Mobile Phones Attacked by Butterflies

World’s First Flavoured Newspaper

Waterloo and City Line to be Pedestrianised

Prescription Windscreens Launched

Ask your teacher about any you can’t guess

Write a one-sentence summary of at least six of the stories above

Choose at least six of the common headline words from below and write a headline and a one line summary of the (imaginary) story for each one

Acquit

Alert

Appear

Back

Battle

Besiege

Case

Charge

Crackdown

Curb

Cut

Demand

Deny

Doubt

Dozens

Duo

Enquiry

Envoy

Eye

Fight

Flee

Hearing

Hike

Hike

Imminent

Ink

Lull

Offer

Pen

Probe

Protest

Reject

Remain

Reveal

Risk

Rumour

Safeguard

Seek

Sentence

Spared

Stand trial

Stun

Target

Threat

Unrest

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