Polar Bears Spotted In Scotland On April Fools’ Day

Posted: Apr 1 2017, 11:01am CDT | by , in News | Latest Science News

 
Polar Bears Spotted in Scotland on April Fools’ Day
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Apparently, several polar bears have been found roaming around in Scottish territory.

Since April Fools’ Day is finally here, many pranksters and practical jokers are having a field day with their wisecracks and shenanigans that make others laugh and also irritate in equal measures.

Even science news have not been left behind in this quest to fool and beguile simple, honest and gullible people. One of the latest news to hit cyberspace is that polar bears have been spotted in Scotland. This has raised the Scots’ fears lest some of them get attacked by a fierce polar bear.

Yet a little closer scrutiny revealed that this was nothing but a bunch of hooey. It was a fake news story by Telegraph since it was April 1st. Even a video clip of a big and bold polar bear was shown lumbering along.

There were further rumors that a colony of such bears had invaded Scotland. The polar bears were said to be raiding the garbage piles in search of scraps of food. One of the polar bears was even given the nickname of Lirpa Loof by the inhabitants of the region.

There are apparently no polar bears in any of the British Isles, be it England, Scotland or Ireland. This may come as somewhat of a disappointment for many enthusiasts who were looking forward to getting a view of these polar bear visitors. Well, that is the way it is.

Yet there is a tiny kernel of truth in the whole made-up story. If global warming continues in its pace, by the time the year 2050 arrives, the polar ice cap will have melted to the extent that several Arctic species will either go extinct or migrate for fresher pastures.

Some other fake news stories that several sites printed on April Fools’ Day include the one about Prince Harry getting married secretly in Sin City (Las Vegas) and George Osborne launching his line of menswear titled “Georgio”.

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