Tuesday, April 01, 2008

What day is it???

I've been trying out the BBC home page recently..

There's always a picture associated with something that is about to be on television. In retrospect I remember this mornings picture of icy wastes and the heading "find out more about flying penguins" as I did my usual Google search for information needed without actually registering what it was about. So it wasn't until this evening after a day of interesting mails and links that I realised it's significance and followed it up.. it was a link to a video advertising BBC iplayer.

Have a look at Penguins although it will only be there for a few more days,

and then the Making of Penguins

This April Fools video comes from a long line of ideas beginning with the daring use of a serious news presenter on a serious BBC news programme in 1957 to trick the audience into thinking spaghetti grew on trees. As most people in Britain had not seen spaghetti only heard of it it was quite successful

Thanks also to Ian Usher for this link to Dodo sent earlier today

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