April Fools' Day: Faux disease fools a few
Make a fool of yourself, a fool of your friends and, if you're a staid Canadian broadcaster, fool your trusting audience! Sheila Copps, David Suzuki and more all play a part in this parade of fools and pranksters. From edible budgies (gasp!) to the old spraying lapel flower, this trip down memory lane recalls the many ways to make, or to be, an April Fool.
• Sarner's nickname -- "the lying down" -- is actually a commonly used term for ragucleosis, a flu-like bacterium affecting people who consume excessive carbohydrates, such as bread and pasta. The sickness is not contagious but often hits many members of the same family who share a similarly carbohydrate-rich diet. The symptoms include extreme fatigue, a mild sweat, gullibility, and a frequent craving for spaghetti.
Broadcast Date: April 1, 1996
Guest(s): Graham Shaddock, Brian Whitall
Host: Lister Sinclair
Reporter: Barbara Nichol
Photo: National Archives, Accession 1971-271
Last updated: January 28, 2013
Page consulted on November 4, 2014
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