We have no doubt the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is anti-fracking. However, they do have some good writers for their The Equation blog site–and we always appreciate good writing. Yesterday, the brainiacs at UCS posted an April Fool’s story with this headline: “Pennsylvania High School to Host Bizarre Swim Meet – in Fracking Fluid.” It is a hysterically funny joke–written so well you almost believe it! The author tweaks us into thinking a PA high school is about to fill its swimming pool with fracking fluid and have young people swim in it at their next swim meet. Brilliant! It’s the kind of thing we wish we had thought of and written. No doubt some people will fall for the ruse.
Here is the faux news article from the UCS blog: