5:45 Glad we aren't doing April Fool's pranks around here because I'm so easily startled. Ask anyone that works here. It's true, I can be looking right at you and if you just catch me off guard, I'll still jump.
6:15 Some April Fool's jokes that people really believed...Like the BBC story that claimed there were "spaghetti bushes" in Switzerland...and people contacted the BBC wanting said bushes. https://www.yahoo.com/food/the-spaghetti-tree-aka-the-greatest-april-fools-81396814701.html
People believing that there were FAT SOX being sold by a health club. #100: FatSox
April 1, 2000: The Daily Mail revealed that Esporta Health Clubs had launched a new line of socks, dubbed FatSox, designed to help people lose weight. These revolutionary socks actually sucked body fat out of sweating feet, promising to "banish fat for ever." The American inventor of this weight-loss product, Professor Frank Ellis Elgood, explained that the socks employed a nylon polymer called FloraAstraTetrazine "previously only applied in the nutrition industry." As a person's body heat rose and their blood vessels dilated, the socks drew "excess lipid from the body through the sweat." After having sweated out the fat, the wearer could then simply wash the socks, and the fat, away. (Really people, really???)
Swiss Mountain Cleaners
April 1, 2009: The Swiss Tourism Board released a video that revealed the secret of why their mountains look so clean. It was due to the hard work of the Association of Swiss Mountain Cleaners, whose members daily scaled the Alps, scrubbing the rocks of unsightly bird droppings. The cleaning not only maintained the beauty of the Alps, but also prevented the droppings from eating away at the rocks, causing cavities that might eventually lead to the complete erosion and disappearance of the mountains. Millions of people watched the video, and 30,000 took the online test to determine whether they had what it took to become a mountain cleaner (aka "Felsenputzer"). Later that year, due to popular demand, the Brunni cable car company began offering an actual mountain cleaning course that attracted would-be Felsenputzers from around the world.
Get the top 100 April Fool's Day Pranks here: http://hoaxes.org/aprilfool/
7:15 I love that this mom took care of business!
Mom Makes Daughters Apologize For Talking During Movie
An Alabama mother forced her daughters to publicly apologize for ruining another family's movie-going experience. The two girls were so loud during a screening of Cinderella this past weekend that a mom named Rebecca Boyd tried to quiet them down. The woman explained that her husband had been laid off and this would be the last movie she'd be able to attend with her daughter. The girls' brother told their mother Kyesha Wood about the incident and she set out to make things right. Wood had the girls write a public apology – offering to pay for Boyd's next movie and snacks out of their allowance – and posted in on Facebook. The note spread quickly and made its way to Boyd and tens of thousands of other Facebook users. (The Stir)
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"This is a long shot, but I'm looking for a woman that was at Tannehill Premier tonight seeing Cinderella at 7pm. I dropped my teenage daughter, step daughter, and son off at the movie. My son later told me, much to my humiliation and embarrassment, that my girls were rude and obnoxious during the movie. The woman I'm looking for addressed them and asked them to be quiet and they were disrespectful. After the movie she approached my girls and told them that her husband had been laid off and this was the last movie she would be able to take her daughter to for a while and my girls ruined that for her. If you are this woman, please message me. I can assure you that these girls are being strongly dealt with and appropriately punished. This rude, disrespectful, and awful behavior is unacceptable and they owe you an apology. My husband and I are having them write your apology letter tonight and we would like to pay for your next movie and snacks out of their allowance. Please message me if this is you. I apologize profusely for their disrespect."
What do you think of the way this local mom is handling this situation? Looks like these children have great parents. See the mom in action here: http://abc7chicago.com/family/moms-apology-for-teens-obnoxious-movie-theater-behavior-goes-viral/588052/
7:45 MR. T IS COMING BACK TO TV: Mr. T is returning to TV as the host of a new show on DIY Network. I Pity the Toolwill follow the former A Team actor as he leads a team to remodel a home for a different family in each episode. The 62-year-old said in statement, "I'm tired of all this jibber jabber -- we're out here getting things done, working hard, demolishing the old and rebuilding the new." The show will premiere later this year.
8:15 99-YEAR-OLD MAN CREDITS HIS LONG LIFE TO SMOKING AND DRINKING
There's a village in China where almost all of the residents live into their 90s.
And when asked about the secret of their success, "elder statesman" Yu Fangyin – age 99 – offered up a simple recipe.
Smoke and drink. (I'm not down with it all but...it seems to work for him--so have at it!)
Yu Fangyin smokes. He also drinks more than two-and-a-half gallons of rice wine every month.
This guy is feeling so healthy that he's hoping to find a wife, joking that he'll start looking next year, after his 100th birthday.
It seems that longevity – at least this guy's longevity – doesn't have anything to do with what he's eating or drinking, but instead his commitment to being happy.
If smoking and drinking make you happy, it might not be all bad. (Read the story about this guy and his village in DailyMail)