The Canvas Grey

Inspiration, Perspective, Insight

Happy April Fool’s Day

Posted by TheCanvasGrey on March 31, 2008

 Here is a link to the top 100 April Fool’s jokes (per this site). 
 My favorite is #10:
#10: Planetary Alignment Decreases Gravity

In 1976 the British astronomer Patrick Moore announced on BBC Radio 2 that at 9:47 AM a once-in-a-lifetime astronomical event was going to occur that listeners could experience in their very own homes. The planet Pluto would pass behind Jupiter, temporarily causing a gravitational alignment that would counteract and lessen the Earth’s own gravity. Moore told his listeners that if they jumped in the air at the exact moment that this planetary alignment occurred, they would experience a strange floating sensation. When 9:47 AM arrived, BBC2 began to receive hundreds of phone calls from listeners claiming to have felt the sensation. One woman even reported that she and her eleven friends had risen from their chairs and floated around the room.


4 Responses to “Happy April Fool’s Day”

  1. sure would’ve loved to experience that, but i hadn’t been born yet.

  2. Mary said

    LOL That was a great April Fool’s joke. Enjoyed my visit.


  3. Angie said

    Floated? Reminds me of the story about broadcasting aliens had landed on earth on his (I have forgotten the guy’s name) radio program and people were terrified.

    Happy April Fools day! Now if I can remember where I put my blamed comfy shoes, I might could go outside and enjoy the cold sun! LOL!

    Hugs to ya CG! Another enjoyable post!

  4. pppj said

    LOL that is great

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