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Actually, one of the funniest and cleverest April Fool stories was done many years ago as part of the news on one of LA's TV stations. The story told of how the phone company "grows" telephone poles on a special pole farm. Shots showed a guy sticking toothpicks into the ground, then in another part of the field, tending to twigs.

Actually, the stunt was shot at the practice facility where phone lineman learn to climb poles.

Ya had to be there, but given that it came from the TV news world, I'd say it was pretty funny, all things considered.

Speaking of April Fools jokes, did anyone catch the review in Model Railroader, of a new virtual model railroad-building game? According to the story, just by clicking on the screen, you can do everything you would do in real life--build cars and structures, run trains, etc, only virtually. Kinda off the wall, but after I flipped back to the cover and saw it was in the April issue, I knew I wuz had.
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