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Daemon
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April Fools' Day

There are many names for this day, just as there are many practical jokes to play on the unsuspecting. The simplest pranks usually involve children who, for example, tell each other that their shoelaces are undone and then cry "April Fool!" when the victims glance at their feet. Sometimes the media broadcast fictitious news items. British television, for example, once showed Italian farmers "harvesting" spaghetti from trees. The French call it Fooling the April Fish Day (the fool being the poisson d'avril) and try to pin a paper fish on someone's back without getting caught. More...
Geeman
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Also called Whensday in Summerville, Maryland after the death of April Fuller, daughter of the mayor in a tragic hot dog eating contest gone terribly wrong.
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The Greatest Holiday in the World! Happy Fools' Day to You!
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April Fools' Day: Origin and History



The uncertain origins of a foolish day

Constantine and Kugel
Another explanation of the origins of April Fools' Day was provided by Joseph Boskin, a professor of history at Boston University. He explained that the practice began during the reign of Constantine, when a group of court jesters and fools told the Roman emperor that they could do a better job of running the empire. Constantine, amused, allowed a jester named Kugel to be king for one day. Kugel passed an edict calling for absurdity on that day, and the custom became an annual event.

"In a way," explained Prof. Boskin, "it was a very serious day. In those times fools were really wise men. It was the role of jesters to put things in perspective with humor."

This explanation was brought to the public's attention in an Associated Press article printed by many newspapers in 1983. There was only one catch: Boskin made the whole thing up. It took a couple of weeks for the AP to realize that they'd been victims of an April Fools' joke themselves.



Read more: April Fools' Day: Origin and History http://www.infoplease.com/spot/aprilfools1.html#ixzz3W3NZY3yu
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ialready had two successes
NeuroticHellFem
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I bet the French don't really do anything fishy at all. Does Daemon have a sense of AI humour? I'm dubious about today's story about goatherds on Amazon too. Whistle

When you make an assumption, you make an ass of u & umption! - NeuroticHellFem
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Holiday?
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Every one has to be sucker at least once in life. Who said this?
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Thank you very much for this piece of news
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