Monday, April 1, 2013

Times-News: Good Pranks, Bad Pranks Mark Twin Falls April Fool's History

Posted By on Mon, Apr 1, 2013 at 10:09 AM

Dependent upon their opinion of April Fool's jokes, a string of public pranks has either delighted or exasperated Twin Falls residents over the years.

This morning's Twin Falls Times-News reports that one of the biggest "jokes" dates back more than a century. Newspapers throughout the region republished a fake dispatch stating that the Milner Dam, near Burley, had broken, resulting in the Twin Falls Land and Water Company being deluged by letters of condolence from people who had read about the fake disaster.

In 2003, the Times-News printed an advertisement for a Democrat Pinto (Ford) Wagon, that only turned left.

But in 1995, a Twin Falls woman ordered $66 worth of pizza by telephone and "then crowed 'April Fool' when the deliveryman couldn't find her house," according to the Times-News. The woman was cited by Twin Falls police on a charge of theft by false promise.

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