An April Fools History Lesson


Why do we play pranks on April 1st? It’s suggested that it goes back to the 16th century.. when the official date of the new year was changed to January 1st. It use to be March 25th. Those who started using the Jan 1st date started “playing jokes and making fun” of those who celebrated on other dates on April 1st…. Which was the end of that old new year.. :)In various countries, it is also called “April Fish” and you slap a cut out fish on someone’s back.

Major Internet companies have spent some serious time and effort creating amazing April fools jokes in the last few years…

No crazy pranks from me… but what are some of the ones you’ve seen this year so far or in previous years…. and remember.. Believe nothing today Internet! 🙂

 

april fools day*An April Fools History Lesson* Why do we play pranks on April 1st? It’s suggested that it goes back to the 16th century.. when the official date of the new year was changed to January 1st. It use to be March 25th. Those who started using the Jan 1st date started “playing jokes and making fun” of those who celebrated on other dates on April 1st. Which was the end of that old new year.. 🙂 In various countries, it is also called “April Fish” and you put a cut out fish you slap on someone’s back. Major Internet companies have spent some serious time and effort creating amazing April fools jokes in the last few years… No crazy pranks from me… but what are some of the ones you’ve seen this year so far on in previous years…. and remember.. Believe nothing today Internet! 🙂 #apirlfools #holiday #blog

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Phillip Ryan
Phillip Ryan
8 years ago

The 2 I saw were Peter dinklage was replaced in s4 of game of thrones and linus torvalds joining microsoft.

Tony Cacaccio
Tony Cacaccio
8 years ago

the google videos on +YouTube are awesome today 🙂

Martin Holmes
Martin Holmes
8 years ago

knows 🙂

Amanda Blain
Amanda Blain
8 years ago

Google NOES! 🙂

Emad Beshay
Emad Beshay
8 years ago

True Amanda

Sebastian Encina
Sebastian Encina
8 years ago

I read on the Internet about a teen in Nevada who drove drunk and killed a family in a van. Good think it is just an Internet prank. Ha ha, what a jokester!

Mary Rysdale
Mary Rysdale
8 years ago

George Takei pranked that he'd be in Star Wars….

Abuya Kabtimer
Abuya Kabtimer
8 years ago

some people dead in cause of april fools

aguili houari
aguili houari
8 years ago

salut atou mès amis

Gregory Santana
Gregory Santana
8 years ago

To Mr. Encina: It is not a joke. It happened, his name is Jean Ervin Soriano, 18, with a prior record. Prays to the family & forever hell to Soriano, 20 years of hard labor breaking rocks for highway construction.

Tim Wallace
Tim Wallace
8 years ago

But this is the internet… EVERYTHING is true on the internet.

Pramoet Boontor
Pramoet Boontor
8 years ago

ha ha

Mick Fealty
Mick Fealty
8 years ago

I don't usually do them, but because a reader spent a little bit of time and care on this I went with it, and our normally hard bitten and polarised political readership were enchanted enough to play along…

sluggerotoole.com/2013/04/01/72171/

leya tanner
leya tanner
8 years ago

fools come out all year

Troy Davidson
Troy Davidson
8 years ago

I feel spring is a great time to begin a new year. It is the time birds migrate back, buds are bringing forth new life. The psychological expectations of our world coming to new life could make it a great time for planing. Do you think this time is a better time for "New Year's" resolutions?

Sandy Campbell
Sandy Campbell
8 years ago

I got my mom this morning!!

Pramoet Boontor
Pramoet Boontor
8 years ago

hi

Hung Nguyen
Hung Nguyen
8 years ago

Bác nên trình bày rõ ràng hơn chút nữa

Jimmy Spopner
Jimmy Spopner
8 years ago

Yep

zino blacker
zino blacker
8 years ago

true words

lilly kimpel
lilly kimpel
8 years ago

yep

jeremy mayse
jeremy mayse
8 years ago

🙂

Donagh Reardon
Donagh Reardon
8 years ago

You have to give Google credit. They spend money on there fools day products.

Flood Jack
Flood Jack
8 years ago

is not a fish, is a grat shark 😉

mubasher iftkhar
mubasher iftkhar
8 years ago

i think you are dont mistake because some pepole weak of heart any one die ?

Pedro Sanchez
Pedro Sanchez
8 years ago

The good thing is Earth Day is on April .

Cyrex Fly
Cyrex Fly
8 years ago

Cause we want to

Zoran Grujovic
Zoran Grujovic
8 years ago

ja sam rodjen 1 aprila i volim da se salim na svoj i na tudj racun a pecarosi u calom svetu vole salu

Nicholas Schmelzer
Nicholas Schmelzer
8 years ago

Uh oh, I'm in trouble.

Lars Rosen
Lars Rosen
8 years ago

I wonder somtimes…

Jose Luis Perez
Jose Luis Perez
8 years ago

Nice reflexion, say that in Swizterland this was typical some years ago, "The fish on my back" that was called "April Fish".

Happy Elf
Happy Elf
8 years ago

Last year my niece replaced my conditioner with mayonnaise…

Rudi Brits
Rudi Brits
8 years ago

so many of them this year

Danyel Fields
Danyel Fields
8 years ago

So I would have been a new years baby way back. That is awesome

christ michael
christ michael
8 years ago

4 read

Suhaib Akram
Suhaib Akram
8 years ago

hello !

ali zaman
ali zaman
8 years ago

hi dear

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