Young Jeffrey is wearing the Shock Collar this morning!
Today's question: The tradition of April Fools' Day jokes grew out of resistance to the adoption of the Gregorian calendar in the 16th to 18th centuries. For hundreds of years newspapers, and more recently broadcasters, have created fantastical reports to commemorate April 1. Digital Jake is going read a list of three news reports and Jeffrey has to tell whether they are TRUE or FOOLS.
-In 1993 officials in Cologne, Germany imposed a new rule on jogging through the park. Runners were required to pace themselves to go no faster than six mph. Any faster, the officials cautioned, could disturb the squirrels who were in the middle of their mating season.
-Faced with a growing number of unruly passengers, one town in Ukraine recently adopted a unique solution: Karate-trained fare collectors. The number of passengers trying to ride without paying was said to be down sharply ever since the new collectors were introduced.
- A Russian beverage company announced a new product designed to appeal more to Russian tastes: chewy Vodka bars. The company hoped the candy bars will compete successfully against popular western imports such as Mars and Snickers bars. The Vodka bars will be available in lemon, coconut, and salted cucumber flavors