Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Caller Gets Rough End of Pineapple

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Caller Gets Rough End of Pineapple

Article excerpt

CALLER to radio station 4WK would have felt like a bit of a fruit on April Fool's Day.

Jim Campbell and Alf Smerdon were running a multiple choice quiz on their breakfast show when they decided to play a little prank on one of the listeners.

The question was "Where do pineapples grow?"

The multiple choice answers were: "In shrubs, under the ground or on trees."

Caller guessed the correct answer (in shrubs) but the hosts swore that the correct answer was "pineapples grow on trees".

The horrified caller tried her best to convince them she was right and arguments almost broke out.

Before the tension reached fever point, a simple "By the way, have you looked at your calendar today?" was all it took for it to dawn on the caller that she was being had.

Jim Campbell admitted: "I had the idea in Western Australia when I heard from a kid who was honestly convinced that pineapples grew on trees."

April fool backflip

APRIL Fool's Day prank backfired for Toowoomba dad who rushed in to his young sons at breakfast on Wednesday morning telling them there was a pony outside in the yard.

Excited youngsters conducted an immediate search, but reported to dad that no pony was found.

Keeping the prank alive, dad told the youngsters the pony must have galloped around the corner and the search resumed until dad came clean with the April Fool's prank.

Trouble was, by then the youngsters had their little hearts set on a pony and now Dad is worried he may have to come through for his lads.

Red Facebook

YOUNG lass of the Garden City is an irregular user of the Facebook social networking site and received a confusing message on Thursday.

Turns out she was a fourth cousin of American President Barack Obama who had added her as his relative.

Knowing this was completely false but unsure why the ruse, it wasn't until she clicked on it - a message popped up "APRIL FOOLS".

However, she decided Facebook was the "April Fool" as the message was in fact one day too late and a bit too unbelievable.

Teacher in too deep

AT a literacy seminar held in Toowoomba this week, the conference leader flashed up a power point slide talking all about going "snorkling". …

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