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1 April 2014

Stories from 1 April 2014

Delayed Construction Works in Brazil Fuel “(un)Happy” Video

  1 April 2014

The contagious feeling triggered by Pharrell Williams’ viral music video “Happy” inspired citizens of Porto Alegre, Brazil, to take advantage of the fact that their city holds the Portuguese word for “happy” in its name — but rather to express what's making them unhappy. The video shows people dancing joyfully in front...

The Joke is on the Media: April Fool's in Ethiopia

  1 April 2014

Ethiopians on Twitter are celebrating April Fool's day with fake news headlines that imitate the lies of state owned media. Says one Ethiopian tweep: “They broadcast black deceptions 365 days a year, and we are giving back to them dozens of false headlines as much as we can”. Follow and...

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