Friday, Apr. 01, 2011

The Taco Liberty Bell - 1996

Freedom doesn't ring as sweet when Taco Bell is footing the bill. America was outraged when the fast-food chain took out a full-page ad in six major newspapers, claiming it had purchased the Liberty Bell and was renaming it the Taco Liberty Bell. But no worries — they planned to leave it on display. The prank's real victims were hapless National Park Services employees manning the phones at the Liberty Bell. Unaware of the media blitz, they spent their April Fools' Day reassuring Americans that no, their national monument hadn't been sold off to the highest bidder.