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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! 🙂

#apirlfools   #holiday #blog

*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
37 Comments
  1. Phillip Ryan says

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

  2. Tony Cacaccio says

    the google videos on +YouTube are awesome today 🙂

  3. Martin Holmes says

    +Amanda Blain #Google knows 🙂

  4. Amanda Blain says

    Google NOES! 🙂

  5. Emad Beshay says

    True Amanda

  6. Sebastian Encina says

    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!

  7. Mary Rysdale says

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

  8. Abuya Kabtimer says

    some people dead in cause of april fools

  9. aguili houari says

    salut atou mès amis

  10. Gregory Santana says

    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.

  11. Tim Wallace says

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

  12. Pramoet Boontor says

    ha ha

  13. Mick Fealty says

    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…

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

  14. leya tanner says

    fools come out all year

  15. Troy Davidson says

    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?

  16. Sandy Campbell says

    I got my mom this morning!!

  17. Pramoet Boontor says

    hi

  18. Hung Nguyen says

    Bác nên trình bày rõ ràng hơn chút nữa

  19. Jimmy Spopner says

    Yep

  20. zino blacker says

    true words

  21. lilly kimpel says

    yep

  22. jeremy mayse says

    🙂

  23. Donagh Reardon says

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

  24. Flood Jack says

    is not a fish, is a grat shark 😉

  25. mubasher iftkhar says

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

  26. Pedro Sanchez says

    The good thing is Earth Day is on April .

  27. Cyrex Fly says

    Cause we want to

  28. Zoran Grujovic says

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

  29. Nicholas Schmelzer says

    Uh oh, I'm in trouble.

  30. Lars Rosen says

    I wonder somtimes…

  31. Jose Luis Perez says

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

  32. Happy Elf says

    Last year my niece replaced my conditioner with mayonnaise…

  33. Rudi Brits says

    so many of them this year

  34. Danyel Fields says

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

  35. christ michael says

    4 read

  36. Suhaib Akram says

    hello !

  37. ali zaman says

    hi dear

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