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Stories tagged: April Fool's Day


UPDATED: Sun., March 31, 2019, 6:24 p.m.

No AI in humor: R2-D2 walks into a bar, doesn’t get the joke

This is no April Fools’ Day joke: While machines are getting smarter, they still have trouble understanding humor.


UPDATED: Mon., April 2, 2018, 6:15 p.m.

Craig Swapp, the personal injury attorney known for his ‘One call, that’s all’ ads, roasted on Reddit

Whether it’s on TV or plastered across one of Spokane’s many billboards, attorney Craig Swapp is there. In a suit, and smiling – his teeth pearly white. Sometimes he asks …


UPDATED: Sun., April 1, 2018, 9:27 p.m.

Opening day at Spokane’s Japanese garden attracts hundreds

Despite temperatures below 50 degrees, wind gusts and a slight drizzle, hundreds of people trekked to the Nishinomiya Tsutakawa Japanese Garden in Spokane’s Manito Park on Sunday for the seasonal …


Fools’ Gold: Celebrate first of April with elegant yet uncomplicated desserts

While there’s not much to them, fools are as elegant as they are uncomplicated. The richness of cream is balanced by acidity and sweetness of seasonal fruit.


Kitchen Disasters: Catastrophes readers lived to tell about

Whether it ended with a trip to the emergency room, flames or merely a close call, most cooks have experienced some sort of disaster. Many are the result of human …


Doug Clark: More like April ‘no fooling allowed’ Day

April Fools’ Day comes Wednesday, of course, which triggers the following thought: What’s happened to this once-jolly holiday and to practical jokes in general?