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新闻也恶搞——部分愚人节恶搞新闻

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小编摘要:愚人节里有很多新闻媒体也开始“恶搞”。这其中也包括了BBC这样的老牌媒体。观众们都比较信赖这些主流媒体,因此,尽管这些新闻乍看之下很难相信,可是仍然有许多人信以为真。

1957年,英国广播公司在一个新闻节目中报道,由于受暖冬影响,再加上危害意大利面“种植”的象鼻虫已被彻底消灭,瑞士的农民们获得意大利面大丰收,电视台还特别配上了瑞士农民从树上摘下一缕缕意大利面的镜头。节目播出后,很多人打电话去电台询问如何在家种植意大利面。
In 1957, a BBC television show announced that thanks to a mild winter and the virtual elimination of the spaghetti weevil, Swiss farmers were enjoying a bumper spaghetti crop.Footageof Swiss farmers pulling strands of spaghetti from trees prompted a barrage of calls from people wanting to know how to grow their own spaghetti at home.
1962年,瑞典只有一个电视频道,而且是黑白的。愚人节那天,电视台技术人员在新闻中宣布,由于最新技术的开发成功,观众们只需将一只尼龙长统袜撑开盖在电视屏幕上,就能使黑白画面立刻变成彩色。
Sweden in 1962 had only one television channel, which broadcast in black and white. The station's technical expert appeared on the news to announce that thanks to a newly developed technology, viewers could convert their existing sets to receive color pictures by pulling a nylon stocking over the screen.
1992年,美国国家公共广播电台宣布,理查德·尼克森将再度竞选总统。他的最新竞选口号是,”我没做错什么,我不会重蹈覆辙。“新闻中还配有尼克松宣布竞选的录音剪辑。这一消息发布之后,听众们纷纷打电话去电台表示愤怒。实际上,尼克森的声音是由一位名叫里奇·利特尔的演员模仿的。
In 1992, US National Public Radio announced that Richard Nixon was running for president again. His new campaign slogan was, "I didn't do anything wrong, and I won't do it again." They even had clips of Nixon announcing his candidacy. Listeners flooded the show with calls expressing their outrage. Nixon's voice actually turned out to be that of impersonator Rich Little.
1998年愚人节,新墨西哥人科学与推理组织的通讯上刊登的一篇文章中称,美国阿拉巴马州已投票决定,将圆周率值3.14159改为"圣经值"3.0。
In 1998, a newsletter titled New Mexicans for Science and Reason carried an article that the state of Alabama had voted to change the value of pi from 3.14159 to the "Biblical value" of 3.0.
1998年愚人节当天,美国汉堡王快餐连锁店在《今日美国》上发布了一则长达一页的广告,介绍一款专为美国3200万个“左撇子”设计的“左撇子汉堡”。该广告中称,新汉堡的配料和普通汉堡没什么区别,但其中所夹的调味品都被旋转了180度放置。连锁店称,广告登出后,他们接到数千份订单,还收到了很多老式("右撇子")汉堡的订单。
Burger King, an American fast-food chain, published a full-page advertisement in USA Today in 1998 announcing the introduction of the "Left-Handed Whopper," specially designed for the 32 million left-handed Americans. According to the advertisement, the new burger included the same ingredients as the original, but the condiments were rotated 180 degrees. The chain said it received thousands of requests for the new burger, as well as orders for the original "right-handed" version.
1995年愚人节,《发现》杂志公布,一位德高望重的、名叫Aprile Pazzo(意大利语:愚人节)的生物学家在南极洲发现了一种名叫热裸体钻冰虫的新物种。据介绍,这种生物头部的骨头能变得滚烫,所以可以高速的钻冰。
Discover Magazine announced in 1995 that a highly respected biologist, Aprile Pazzo (Italian for April Fool), had discovered a new species in Antarctica: the hotheaded naked ice borer. The creatures were described as having bony plates on their heads that became burning hot, allowing the animals to bore through ice at high speed.
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2011-03-28 14:37 编辑:红木梳子
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