Happy April Fools' Day! Some news outlets love playing jokes on audiences on April 1. The BBC, for example, has a tradition of pulling off great fake news pranks, from spaghetti trees to flying penguins. Their high jinks have become increasingly sophisticated.
Here at Crave, we are, of course, way too mature to inflict any fake news today. But plenty of loony ideas get fed into our Crave news machine, and more than a few recent ones are so silly they beggar belief.
Take Israeli start-up BioExplorers. It has a security screening system that relies on mice to sniff out concealed bombs. Fortunately, we hear the critters have graduated from the Bomb Sniffing Academy for Rodents and are thus highly trained.
Over in Australia, industrial designer Melody Shiue has designed a fetus viewer for expecting parents. Yes, moms strap the gadget on and the magic of ultrasound turns their tummies into windows on the uterus. Apparently this idea won an award of some sort. … Read more