Best April Fool's Day joke of 2017: George Washington's home gets a tour in Klingon

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Apr 3, 2017

George Washington’s home in Mount Vernon, Virginia, has added a foreign language tour so that visitors from far away can feel welcome. The new language? Klingon.

Sadly, it was only an April Fool’s Day pun, and visitors can’t expect a Klingon to give a tour--which is hella disappointing. But the announcement video is still available, as is the welcome page, which will be readable by anyone from Kronos.

The introduction video, below, really feels as it were written by a Klingon, with matter-of-fact descriptions like “George Washington was called ‘The Father of His Country,’ which is misleading, as he did not have offspring.”

Perhaps tours like this will help cement friendship between the Klingon Empire and the United Federation of States.