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Old April 1, 2005, 02:09 AM
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Default Breaking News from BBC: Major oil find in Bangladesh

Major Oil Find in Bangladesh

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/default.stm

AFP*, Dhaka, Apr 1 - The national oil exploration agency of Bangladesh reported the discovery of a huge oil reserve in this impoverished country. Bangladesh, the size of Wisconsin, with a population of 141million is usually known to the world as a place of recurrent natural calamities.

"It is tremendous. The size of the reserve exceeds the combined total of those in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait", enthused a spokesman for the government on CNN. The Bangladesh government has already started the construction of oil wells, near the south-eastern city of Chittagong, 160 miles from the capital Dhaka. The government has called a hartal tomorrow as a sign of respect.

The news of the discovery has had tremendous impact in the domestic and world scene. Opposition leader Sheikh Hasina has called on the ruling BNP to handover power to the opposition Awami League. "Since Bangladesh is now an oil rich country, it is obvious that it should be ruled by a Sheikh", she said.

There have also been reports of troop mobilization in the Bangladesh Burma border. The Burmese government has laid claim to Chittagong and surrounding areas, citing historical evidence of the region being ruled by kings from the Burmese province of Ara- kan. The Burmese government also accused "imperialist lackeys" of calling the 62,000 Rohingyas in Bangladesh as refugees. It said that the Rohingyas are simply an advance party of oil workers.

In a related development, the Mongolian Government has also laid claims to Bangladesh since the Mughals were of Mongol descent. In London, White Hall has published a white paper, claiming the un- constitutionality of the giving of independence to the Indian- sub- continent by the then ruling Labor Party. "It was a conspiracy of the leftist alliance", fumed a spokesman for Prime Minister Tony Blair. The British government has filed suit with the International Court of Justice [IJC].

In Karachi, the national parliament in a press conference apologized for seceding from Bangladesh. "We have always considered Pakistan to be part of Bangladesh. The fraternal ties of religion is stronger than blood or oil", commented President General Pervez Musharraf. He called the break-up of Bangladesh a conspiracy of the Un-Islamic PPP and called for the trial of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto's body for treason.

The Bangladesh government also reported massive influx of refugees from India. Reports indicate that over 500,000 refugees have crossed over. Twenty persons have been arrested in the border area, including two persons claiming to be the President and Prime minister of India.

The Bangladesh Embassies in Washington, Ottawa and Bonn are reporting increasing number of people seeking asylum. The Embassy in Washington reported that the Bangladesh government is debating the holding of an immigration lottery for US citizens desirous of moving to Bangladesh.

The discovery has resulted in pandemonium in the capital city. Massive processions were brought out in the city to celebrate the find. Reports indicate, all vehicles were torched during the procession. There has been tremendous jubilation in the industrial heartland of Bangladesh at Jinjira. Industrialist Zomir Bepari, whose concern manufactures Rebok Shoes, Antimate Perfumes and Harrier Jump-jets for the US, claimed that his firm has already manufactured 50 Khadillacs, 24 Bholbhos, 200 Guchi briefcases and 2 space shuttles.

Edited on, April 1, 2005, 7:15 AM GMT, by Zunaid.
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Old April 1, 2005, 04:21 AM
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1st April 2005!!!!:P
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Old April 1, 2005, 05:14 AM
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lol...how long was that in the planing?
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Old April 1, 2005, 05:48 AM
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Nicely done.
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Old April 1, 2005, 07:32 AM
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beat me to it
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Old April 1, 2005, 09:15 AM
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april fool
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Old April 1, 2005, 09:39 AM
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Wonderfull reading, great humor.
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Old April 1, 2005, 10:04 AM
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doc, did u use frontpage on a bbc page? ( otherwise too much things to do)

only if i knew this last year!

there would have been at least 5 heart attack here!
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Old April 1, 2005, 10:57 AM
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Good try Doctor, some may fall for it if they don't visit the link or if their status bar in internet explorer is not active.

In anycase, this trick was great! Sent this to some of my friends .

Edited on, April 1, 2005, 3:57 PM GMT, by ehsan.
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Old April 1, 2005, 11:32 AM
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I knew it was gonna come on the first of April in some way, and no wonder Zunie would be the right one to fool around with us

Nevertheless, I wish the whole scenario was true:embaressed:
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Old April 1, 2005, 11:41 AM
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Originally posted by Zunaid
Major Oil Find in Bangladesh
you know oil is not infinite.. so the answer lies in recycling. so plople don't forget to recycle, recycle and recycle.

Edited on, April 1, 2005, 4:45 PM GMT, by say.
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Old April 1, 2005, 11:44 AM
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you know oil is not infinite.. so the answer lies in recycling. so plople recycle, recycle and recycle.
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Old April 1, 2005, 12:04 PM
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Major Oil Find in Bangladesh
you know oil is not infinite.. so the answer lies in recycling. so plople don't forget to recycle, recycle and recycle.

Edited on, April 1, 2005, 4:45 PM GMT, by say.
good find
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Old April 1, 2005, 01:08 PM
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Old April 1, 2005, 07:16 PM
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just wondering did u actually meant somewhere IN earth or it supposed to be somewhere ON earth?
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Old April 1, 2005, 07:22 PM
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you know oil is not infinite.. so the answer lies in recycling. so plople don't forget to recycle, recycle and recycle.

Edited on, April 1, 2005, 4:45 PM GMT, by say.
But you have to give credit where it's due --- he is getting better at it.
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Old April 1, 2005, 08:45 PM
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lol... i guess we will soon become rich!!!!!

Anyway, nice effort with the link.
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Old April 2, 2005, 03:28 AM
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Haha Good one! You had me until 'Wisconsin' (not sure how many Brits would know the size of an obscure US state)

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LOL - you can talk Mr Vartical Horizon :P
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Old April 2, 2005, 03:46 AM
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Haha, here are some pretty funny large scale jokes:

#11: UFO Lands in London

On March 31, 1989 thousands of motorists driving on the highway outside London looked up in the air to see a glowing flying saucer descending on their city. Many of them pulled to the side of the road to watch the bizarre craft float through the air. The saucer finally landed in a field on the outskirts of London where local residents immediately called the police to warn them of an alien invasion. Soon the police arrived on the scene, and one brave officer approached the craft with his truncheon extended before him. When a door in the craft popped open, and a small, silver-suited figure emerged, the policeman ran in the opposite direction. The saucer turned out to be a hot-air balloon that had been specially built to look like a UFO by Richard Branson, the 36-year-old chairman of Virgin Records. The stunt combined his passion for ballooning with his love of pranks. His plan was to land the craft in London's Hyde Park on April 1. Unfortunately, the wind blew him off course, and he was forced to land a day early in the wrong location.

#25: New Zealand Wasp Swarm
In 1949 Phil Shone, a New Zealand deejay for radio station 1ZB, announced to his listeners that a mile-wide wasp swarm was headed towards Auckland. He urged them to take a variety of steps to protect themselves and their homes from the winged menace. For instance, he suggested that they wear their socks over their trousers when they left for work, and that they leave honey-smeared traps outside their doors. Hundreds of people dutifully heeded his advice, until he finally admitted that it had all been a joke. The New Zealand Broadcasting Service was not amused by Shone's prank. Its director, Professor James Shelley, denounced the hoax on the grounds that it undermined the rules of proper broadcasting. From then on, a memo was sent out each year before April Fool's Day reminding New Zealand radio stations of their obligation to report the truth, and nothing but the truth.

http://www.museumofhoaxes.com/top100.html
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Old April 2, 2005, 06:43 PM
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1st April 2005!!!!:P
Bhaggo Bhalo je akhon April. Noile Bush mama ki amader shonar banglare chaira dito?
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Old April 4, 2005, 04:44 AM
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