Can you spot the true story amongst the April Fools?
- Burger King introduced a new a "left-handed Whopper" in the US in 1998 designed for the 32 million left-handed Americans. The new burger had the same ingredients as the original but all the condiments were rotated 180 degrees.
- It emerged earlier this year that elephants have hitherto unheralded powers to mimic sounds, including birds, and nearby traffic.
- Japanese long-distance runner Kimo Nakajimi entered the London Marathon in 1983 but got confused by a translation of the rules and thought he had to run for 26 days, not 26 miles. He was discovered, after the race was well over, out running in the English countryside.
- On the North Atlantic island of San Serriffe, the locals hold the festival of the Well Made Play during which they perform the complete works of playwright William Douglas-Home in English, Caslon, and Ki-flong (languages of the island).