Today is April Fools’ Day! Beware of practical jokes, pranks,
and tricks! Although it’s been celebrated for hundreds of years, no one
really knows how the tradition of April Fools’ Day began. According to
one theory, when France officially adopted the Roman calendar in the
1500s many rural communities continued to celebrate New Year’s Day in
April. The people in these small villages became known as the “April
There are many famous (and infamous) April Fools’ Day jokes. In 1957,
the BBC ran a very successful fake documentary that explained to
viewers how spaghetti is grown on spaghetti trees. Many people actually
believed it! In 1996, the Taco Bell Corporation took out full-page ads
in six major newspapers announcing that it had purchased the Liberty
Bell. Hundreds of enraged citizens called to protest the newly named
“Taco Liberty Bell.” The company waited a few hours before admitting
that it was a practical joke.
To celebrate April Fools’ Day, send a free April Fools’ Day eCard, play a trick on someone you know, and watch out for pranks played on you!
lol spaghetti trees
Quoting Mrs.wilcox01: Today is my little guys birthday
thanks for sharing.
Quoting MistressMinerva: Quoting Mrs.wilcox01: Today is my little guys birthday
Happy birthday to him. My uncles birthday is today too.
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