Will You Be Celebrating April Fool’s Day?

March 28, 2013

An April Fool

One of the all-time best April Fool’s Day jokes (or hoax, if you will) occurred way back in 1957,  when the BBC news show Panorama announced that Swiss farmers were enjoying a bumper spaghetti crop. Yes, spaghetti. They even provided footage of Swiss peasants pulling strands of spaghetti down from trees.

While no one knows the day of light-heartedness’ origin, some believe it’s a celebration related to the turn of the seasons, and others believe it comes from the adoption of a new calendar. Traditionally, April Fool’s Day happenings include  playing pranks, sending someone on a “fool’s errand,” and trying to get people to believe ridiculous things.

In France they call April 1st Poisson d’Avril, or “April Fish.” This joke is attempting to attach a paper fish to the someone’s back without being noticed. I wonder if this is where we get the “kick me” signs?

Are you planning any jokes or hoaxes come April 1st?



photo courtesy of flickr

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