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07 April 2010 :: 16:04:31 pm 17742

Aliens Have Landed in Jordan

After printing of a news article stating that aliens had landed in Jafr, Eastern Jordan, the Jordanian Mayor is considering suing the newspaper responsible for causing mayhem.
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Jordan, the 5th of April 2010 [Pattaya Daily News]: The news article which was an April Fools joke, caused the towns folk to run amok in the streets, communication networks went down and parents kept their children out of school.

The Al-Ghad’s front page story stated that 3 meter tall creatures had landed their space craft in the desert town of Jafr which had the Mayor Mohammed Mleihan sending out the security personnel who searched the area without success….(surprise surprise) and making plans for evacuation.

Al-Ghad’s front page article stated that ‘Giant aliens had arrived in flying saucers, lighting up the desert town of Jafr, some 300 km east of Amman.’

Moussa Barhoumeh, Al Ghad’s managing editor, said “the news paper was simply having some good natured fun on April Fool’s Day and has apologized for any inconvenience caused. We meant to entertain not scare people.”

It was not confirmed why Jafr was chosen for the joke, but it is known that the area is notorious for it’s military base that on occasions hosts US troops for joint training exercises.

While it is known that April Fool’s Day jokes appearing in the press is a great tradition, this is not so in Jordan say the BBC in the capital Amman. Egyptians are renowned for being big jokers in the Arab world, able to laugh at just about anything, but the Jordanians are lacking humor and are considered a more serious race as in the case of Jafr’s Mayor and towns folk.

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