DePers.nl: Gotcha

Today is April 1. So what are today’s most unlikely press stories? DePers.nl thinks it knows.


Many companies, authorities and special interest groups are taking the opportunity to put themselves in the spotlights by putting out fake news stories. And the papers fall for them. What do you think, true or false?
1. Local authority Terschelling is going to investigate a KPN transmitter mast on the west side of the island. The mast could be the reason that cars won’t start and computers suddenly stop working, Terschelling’s mayor Jurrit Visser said on Thursday.
2. Weeronline.nl has a ‘short skirt probability index’ so girls can check if the weather will permit them to wear a short skirt. This Saturday the probability is extremely high.
3. Welfare workers are welcome at Tattoo Bob’s in Rotterdam today for a free tattoo. The tattoo was designed by union AbvaKabo FNV for workers in this sector and is part of the moral boosting campaign ‘Heart for welfare’.
4. Festival organiser Cor Timmer has decided to stop his involvement in the pop festival ZoutPop because Johan Cruijff has taken over control of the programming. ‘I really value Cruijff as a football player but I don’t think much of his taste in music’, Timmer said.
This is an unofficial translation

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