Thursday, March 29, 2012

The History of April Fools

Hey guys!

Team Texas here again! This time with a little fun on April fools! I am sure all of us have had an April fools joke or two played on us in our time but does anyone know where the tradition began?
April Fool's Day

History of April Fools

The holiday has come a long ways since it began in 1582. 430 years later the holiday is still going strong.

Top 100 Pranks of All Time

My all time fave was the The Swiss Spaghetti Harvest. Apparently in 1957 the British thought it would be funny to broadcast a news segment on growing your own spaghetti. The audience heard Richard Dimbleby, the show's highly respected anchor, discussing the details of the spaghetti crop as they watched video footage of a Swiss family pulling pasta off spaghetti trees and placing it into baskets. The segment concluded with "For those who love this dish, there's nothing like real, home-grown spaghetti." How funny is it that people believed they could actually grow spaghetti???

My 2nd favorite was "Planetary Alignment Decreases Gravity." The power of suggestion is so high that one lady even reported her and her friends floating around on chairs around the room. This happened in 1976 but I honestly could see the media having the ability to trick people with this one again. 

We would love to hear stories from all of you about your funniest April fools jokes so please comment below!

No matter where you happen to be in the world on April 1, don't be surprised if April fools fall playfully upon you.

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