Museum Mail: The Norwegian Wine Surplus —
I received this message from a reader in Norway:
Thank you for your list of good April Fool jokes.
I think the best jokes are where you get people to do something stupid, but still rather harmless. My personal favourite is from my home country, where there is a state "Wine Monopoly" — the only place you can buy wine and liquor. You find a wine monopoly in most cities, several in the larger ones.
One year in the late 1940ies, one of the major newspapers announced that the wine…