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April 1, 2014 is April Fools' Day

Posted by on Apr. 1, 2014 at 11:30 AM
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April 1, 2014 is

April Fools' Day

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 fools.”

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!

by on Apr. 1, 2014 at 11:30 AM
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goddess99
by Michelle on Apr. 1, 2014 at 5:29 PM
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lol spaghetti trees

Mrs.wilcox01
by on Apr. 1, 2014 at 5:29 PM
Today is my little guys birthday
MistressMinerva
by Jennifer on Apr. 1, 2014 at 7:17 PM
Quoting Mrs.wilcox01: Today is my little guys birthday

Happy birthday to him. My uncles birthday is today too.
virginiamama71
by on Apr. 1, 2014 at 7:33 PM

 thanks for sharing.

Mrs.wilcox01
by on Apr. 1, 2014 at 9:00 PM
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This is him today

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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