April Fool's Day

Written by Birmingham UK Com

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There have been many hoaxes and some famous mistakes by media corporations in reporting stories in error. There are also several April Fool’s Day spoofs onrepparttar internet. Sometimes these seemingly innocent pranks can cause financial damage or panic when things are taken too far.

In Birmingham on April 1st 1986, a group of students became convinced thatrepparttar 105582 Black plague had returned torepparttar 105583 city. Such wasrepparttar 105584 level of confusion and clever manipulation of a drama class and its students, that hospitals inrepparttar 105585 city were put on full alert and 900 students were sent home byrepparttar 105586 governor. The full scale ofrepparttar 105587 hoax was not revealed untilrepparttar 105588 following day when embarrassed school committee members facedrepparttar 105589 media and issued an apology to parents.

In 2001 Birmingham Council became embroiled in an April Fool’s Day conspiracy involving Pebble Mill onrepparttar 105590 Bristol Road. They received what they thought was official notification fromrepparttar 105591 BBC of severe structural damage torepparttar 105592 BBC building, caused they were informed by a severe earth tremor. The council acted swiftly and informedrepparttar 105593 BBC that it had secured space inrepparttar 105594 Mailbox for all ofrepparttar 105595 BBC staff and studio teams. This particular hoax was only discovered onrepparttar 105596 day ofrepparttar 105597 move when Birmingham County Council received a fax message which simply read ‘ April Fools’ and was accompanied by a fax message ofrepparttar 105598 original notification. Michael Johnson, Assistant Director was questioned by Channel 4 in an embarrassing fiasco where Johnson looked bewildered and confused and clearly had no knowledge of events leading torepparttar 105599 change of location ofrepparttar 105600 BBC headquarters in Birmingham.

April Fool’s Day is illegal inrepparttar 105601 Peoples Republic of China, Venezuela, Trinidad and Tobago, Alaska, Cuba and Bolivia.


From Birmingham UK Com. Everyone welcome. Drop by sometime soon.

Who Has The Greatest Job In The World?

Written by Rev. James L. Snyder

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On a hot day in August, there was nothing cooler than a root beer snow cone fromrepparttar SCM. Moreover,repparttar 105581 best part of it was, it only cost a nickel. Of course, a nickel was sometimes hard to come by.

I well remember one day when I didn't have a nickel. I don't rememberrepparttar 105582 reason, but I was being punished for some naughtiness on my part, and my mother would not give merepparttar 105583 coveted nickel.

Time came forrepparttar 105584 Snow Cone Man to come down our street and he stopped right in front of our house. Like a snowstorm in Vermont, kids descended upon him from all overrepparttar 105585 place to get their daily snow cone.

I looked on, through teary eyes, regretting whatever I did to deprive myself of one ofrepparttar 105586 greatest pleasures in life.

One by one,repparttar 105587 kids melted away as they got their snow cones and soon he was all alone. I just hated to see him go. He was ready to start his motorcycle when he looked up and saw me sitting onrepparttar 105588 porch.

"Hey, Jimmy, don't you want a snow cone today?"

"Hain't got no nickel," I sobbed.

"Come on down," he called back. "You can use one of my nickels today."

Leaping offrepparttar 105589 porch and smearing tears from my face, I went to him for my snow cone. When I got there he pressed a nickel into my trembling hand and asked, "Now, which flavor do you want? Don't tell me. Root beer, right?"

Root beer was more than all right for me.

As I exchanged his nickel for my root beer snow cone, I could not speak for fearrepparttar 105590 effort would distract fromrepparttar 105591 smile, which had taken my face by storm. It wasrepparttar 105592 best root beer snow cone I ever had.

Watching him drive away, I thought to myself, that'srepparttar 105593 greatest job inrepparttar 105594 world.

More than 40 years separate me from that childhood memory. Looking back, I smile when I realize I have, today,repparttar 105595 greatest job inrepparttar 105596 world.

What could be greater than helping people receive from God what they can't afford. God's marvelous grace is for all who, for one reason or another, do not haverepparttar 105597 needed "nickel."

Upon further reflection, a verse fromrepparttar 105598 Old Testament came to mind. "Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye torepparttar 105599 waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price." Isaiah 55:1 KJV.)

No matter how much money a person thinks he or she has, they are always one nickel short of God's grace.

Reverend Snyder is currently ministering at the "Family of God Fellowship" in Ocala, Florida. More of his articles are available for reprint at his website: http://www.godspenman.com/ Rev. Snyder is available as a guest speaker. He writes a weekly column and is the author of "You Can Always Tell a Pastor; But Not Very Much " available at: http://www.jamessnyderministries.com/

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