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· April, 2010

Stories about Humor from April, 2010

China: Swiss army knife, meet the PLA super shovel

  30 April 2010

It chops, saws, snips, rips through clay rock, helps you up cliffs and slices your potatoes: it's the People's Liberation Army multifunction shovel. Seen here in this limited speed viral video, order yours today by calling this number — FREE SHIPPING WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.

Japan: Plastic duck race

  29 April 2010

Photoreporter Damoncoulter uploaded original pictures of the duck race held at the second Ashigara River festival in Matsuda city (south of Tokyo). Some hundred yellow, plastic ducks are emptied into the river and “the monies raised are plowed back into environmental organizations that clean up the river and Ashigara area.”

France: Reactions over Niqab and Polygamy Controversy

  28 April 2010

Lies Hebbadj is currently making  the headline news because his wife was fined for driving while wearing a niqab and because he said himself that he has three more households. His statement led him to be suspected of polygamy and therefore possiblyof French gaming welfare laws. Although  many bloggers, including Rokhaya...

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China: Tribute to the leader of 50 cent party

  22 April 2010

This afternoon (April 22) Wu Hao (伍皓), the deputy director of the Propaganda Department of the Party Committee of Yunnan Province had a talk in People's University. Before Wu started his talk, a 25-year-old netizen approached him and greeted him with a pile of 50-cent notes. According to online news...

Guyana: Roasted Eggplant

  20 April 2010

Peter Sam contributes a one-of-a-kind story to Signifyin’ Guyana that deals with “the usefulness of the eggplant”.

Russia: The ‘Little Blue Buckets’ Protest

RuNet Echo  19 April 2010

The Little Blue Buckets mock protest, initiated (RUS) by LJ user cook, took place in Moscow Sunday, as drivers fitted their cars with blue plastic buckets (siniye vedyorki) to protest the impunity of state officials who routinely use blue flashing lights (migalki) on their vehicles to violate traffic rules and...

Russia: Volcanic Eruption Provokes Cooperation and Jokes

RuNet Echo  18 April 2010

Two days passed since Mother Nature showed its power to mankind letting the Icelandic volcano with unpronounceable name “Eyjafjallajökull” fill the European aerospace with ashes. As the ash cloud went east, more and more airports were closing, which led to European-wide transport collapse. Russian bloggers – also affected by the...

China: 3D newspaper

  16 April 2010

Joel Martinsen from DANWEI introduces the first 3D newspapers in China, the Shiyan Evening News.

Russia: April Fool's Online Pranks

Although the beginning of the week has been marked by the disaster and grief, Russian bloggers and computer geeks tried to leave some place in their lives for a smile. Below are few of the pranks proposed by bloggers and several software companies.

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: The Law is an Ass?

  1 April 2010

“I was pleasantly surprised to learn that over the weekend a ‘Donkey Wedding’ was held in a North Leeward village…the groom was forced to make an honest ‘lady’ of the buxom donkey with whom he allegedly had sexual relations. Some friends have scoffed at it calling it village silliness”: St....

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