10 April 1st Stories So Weird, Made Worse By the Fact That They’re True

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Wed, Apr 3rd, 2013 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

The BBC has put together a collection of 10 April 1st stories that "look like pranks" but, disturbingly reflecting the sad state of affairs of our world, aren't. Among my favourites, and since we're entering the era of over-sensitivity:

2. Lego is reportedly to stop selling a Jabba the Hutt set which Turkish activists argued was anti-Muslim. Austria's Turkish Cultural Association (TCA) said the Jabba's Palace set depicted a character who was a "terrorist who likes to smoke hookah and have his victims killed". Critics said the domed palace closely resembled Istanbul's Haghia Sophia, a cathedral-turned-mosque-turned-museum that provided a blueprint for many of the city's mosques. Now the TCA says Lego has agreed to stop making the sets in 2014.

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