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Reporter Sues Over 'Mock Kidnapping' at Gunpoint

She allegedly stripped, uttered 'last words'

(Newser) - Some practical joke: A pair of reporters kidnapped a prominent Kyrgyzstan journalist and put a gun to her head before revealing it was all just for laughs, the BBC reports. Now Nazira Aytbekova is filing charges against the reporters, saying they held her at gunpoint and made her strip to... More »

12 Legendary April Fool's Pranks

Big Ben going digital? Switzerland harvesting spaghetti?

(Newser) - As you prepare whatever April Fools' Day prank you have in mind for your loved ones, take a look back at 12 classic jokes, courtesy of the Daily Beast :
  • Swiss spaghetti harvest: In 1957, the BBC aired a serious-sounding report on Switzerland’s bumper crop of pasta; hundreds fell for
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Google Street View Ambushed in Norway

Tipped to car's arrival, buddies wait with spears, wetsuits

(Newser) - Tipped off by their driver buddy to its whereabouts, a Norwegian pair ambushed Google’s Street View camera car last summer, chasing it while wearing wetsuits and wielding spears. The photos have been making the online rounds, and Oslo daily Aftenposten tracked down the Bergen residents. “It was meant... More »

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