Sunday, April 1, 2012

Corporate Silliness: Design, Science,+ Ring-Tones

Nestle, NPR and the BBC are April Fool Rascals!

  1. New design for  Butterfinger candy bar package...(they pulled this in 2008)

   2.   Changes in the Atmosphere...

 Great Britain affected first
 British astronomer Patrick Moore announced on BBC Radio 2 that at exactly 9:47 a.m. the planet Pluto would pass behind the planet Jupiter, and that this alignment of the planets would result in a stronger gravitational pull from Jupiter, counteracting the Earth's own gravity and making people momentarily weigh less.  
(My dream come true!) 
He told listeners that they could experience this phenomenon for themselves by jumping in the air. If they did so, he said, they would experience a strange floating sensation. When 9:47 a.m. arrived, BBC2 began to receive hundreds of calls from listeners who claimed that they had felt the sensation. One woman claimed that she had been seated around a table with eleven friends, and that all of them, including the table, had begun to float around the room. Another caller complained that he had risen from the ground so rapidly that he had hit his head on the ceiling.

    3. Changes in Our Ringtones ..

Ring-Tone Regulation 
National Public Radio's Weekend Edition Sunday reported that New York City Democratic councilman David Yassky had called for a ban on obnoxious ring tones. The councilman claimed that objectionable ring tones were costing the economy upwards of $1.2 billion and were the cause of numerous fights induced by "ring-tone rage." As of April 1, 2008, NPR reported, cell phone users would be restricted to four city-approved ring tones.

OK, so, Happy April Fool's Day for the 3 items above ( although BBC, NPR and Hershey's did pull these stunts as April Fool jokes). For more, see a  great website,

And BELOW are two REAL treats, no fooling:

This video is SO worth the 1min. 22secs :
George Takei is so much fun! He is dancing to celebrate reaching a milestone in raising 
money for his new musical( which covers a serious and sad period of recent Amercan History)
...The dance, however is hilarious, happy, and uplifting!
It went viral on March 9th 2012:

p.p.s. AND, I  wanted to share THIS Gorgeousness, just 'cause I know you'll like it:

C'est tout
for today!

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