Tuesday, April 01, 2008

This just in!

According to a new study, eating several pints of Ben & Jerry's ice cream each day not only won't cause weight gain, but also helps to build stronger bones. JUST KIDDING! Sorry, y'all, but since it is April Fool's Day and all, I thought it was only fitting. Speaking of B&J, though, that reminds me...I need to find out if they're ever going to resurrect Festivus ice cream, which was quite possibly my favorite kind EVER, despite the fact that it was sent to the flavor graveyard after two short years. I mean, how can you not want brown sugar cinnamon ice cream loaded with gingerbread cookies and featuring a ginger caramel swirl? Oy - I am salivating just thinking about it.
Back to April Fool's pranks, a few friends have pointed out that YouTube is actually "rickrolling" anyone viewing their Featured Videos list today. What, you might ask, is rickrolling? Well, according to the ever-accurate Wikipedia, it's when someone provides a link they claim is relevant to a certain topic which instead redirects people to Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up" music video.
For those unfamiliar with the 80s crooner, this is the song in question.


For additional giggles, I'm including a YouTube clip of one of the most famous April Fool's Day pranks of all time...the spaghetti tree. Back in 1957, a BBC program ran a three-minute spoof reporting on the harvesting of spaghetti trees in Switzerland. Hundreds of people later phoned in to ask how they could grow their own spaghetti trees.


On that note, here is a sucralose-sweetened Fresh Spaghetti Sauce recipe to try out the next time you whip up a plate of pasta. And yes, this recipe is for real - no pranks involved. Enjoy!

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