April Fools Pandas

The Taipei Times often has questionable impartiality, but that doesn’t mean they can’t pull a good April Fool’s joke. They claimed the pandas donated to the Taipei Zoo were in fact another kind of bear that had been painted. A lot of people believed it too, since a lot of people in Asia do not get taught to question and challenge what they read.

I did not find the parts about melamine funny, though I am not surprised given the political (pro independence from China) slant of the paper.

Update: 2009/4/4: Reactions to the article.

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