Archive for February, 2011

The Face of Tammuz will fool you this first of April

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Since the dawn of time the Face of Tammuz has forseen the future and read the minds of mortal men. Lost for over 1000 years, the Face of Tammuz has returned to read your mind!

The Face of Tammuz April Fools Day Ecard

The Face of Tammuz April Fools Day Ecard

All you have to do is pick a two digit number. Add both digits together and subtract the total from your original. For example, if you chose 32, 3 + 2 = 5 therefore 32 – 5 will give you your number ’27’. Then use the chart provided to find your symbol. Concentrate on the symbol and click on the Face of Tammuz and prepare to have your mind read! Amaze and astound your friends and family with our new April Fools Ecard

Hilarious Classic April Fools’ Pranks from the Past

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

With April Fools’ day approaching I thought you might be amused by some stories of pranks from over the years:

1957, the BBC television programme Panorama ran a famous April Fools’ hoax, showing Swiss harvesting spaghetti from trees. They had claimed that the despised pest, the spaghetti weevil, had been eradicated. A large number of people contacted the BBC wanting to know how to cultivate their own spaghetti trees. It was, in fact, filmed in St Albans and not Switzerland.

1962, Swedish national television did a 5-minute special on how one could get colour TV by placing a nylon stocking in front of the screen. A rather in-depth description on the physics behind the phenomenon was included.

1976, British astronomer Sir Patrick Moore told listeners of BBC Radio 2 that at precisely 9:47 a.m. that day a unique alignment of two planets would result in an upward gravitational pull making people feel lighter. He invited his audience to experience “a strange floating sensation” by jumping up in the air. Dozens of listeners phoned in to say the experiment had worked.

1980, the BBC reported a proposed change to the famous clock tower known as Big Ben. The reporter stated that the clock was going to go digital.

1983, Australian millionaire businessman Dick Smith claimed he had towed an iceberg from Antarctica to Sydney Harbour. He covered a barge with white plastic and fire extinguisher foam to convince the witnesses.

1998, a classic April Fool jest where Burger King ran an ad in the USA Today, stating that you could get a Whopper specifically for left-handed people, it was said that the condiments were designed to drip out of the right side. Not only did customers order the new burgers, but some specifically requested the “old”, right-handed burger.

In 2004, GMTV the British breakfast show produced a story claiming that Yorkshire Water were trialing a new ‘diet tap water’ which had already helped one customer lose a stone and a half in four months! After heralding the trial as successful, it was claimed that a third tap could be added to kitchen sinks, allowing customers easy access to the water. Following the story, Yorkshire Water received 10,000 enquiries from viewers.

2006, the BBC reported that the door to No.10 Downing Street, the official residence of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, had been painted red. Showing footage of workmen carrying a red door. The political party which formed the government at the time, had red as their official colour. The story was also reported in the British newspaper, The Daily Mail which credited the new design to April Fewell (chortle!).

2008, on April 1st the BBC reported on a newly discovered colony of flying penguins. There was even a elaborate video segment produced, featuring Terry Jones (from Monty Python) walking with the penguins in Antarctica, and following their flight to the Amazon rain forest.

2010, The One Show did a story on “Cloned Unicorns” and then revealed that it was an April Fool’s Day joke.

Here at Katie’s cards we have been working on a mind bending new for April fools day ecard, which will be up on the site shortly.

Robot Love Valentines Ecard

Saturday, February 12th, 2011

Send some love to your heartthrob with our new Valentines Ecard featuring a romantic little story about a male robot falling head over heels in love with a beautiful female robot. She does not seem interested in his initial advances but he eventually finds the key to her heart.

robot love Ecard

robot love Ecard