April Fool’s day is surprisingly old, dating back to the 1500s. But there doesn’t seem to be any actual evidence of how it came to be so widely “celebrated.”
Need some ideas for this year? According to TimeAndDate.com:
Some April Fool’s jokes publicized in the media include:
In 2002, British supermarket chain Tesco published an advertisement in The Sun, announcing a genetically modified ‘whistling carrot’. The ad explained that the carrots were engineered to grow with tapered air holes in their side. When fully cooked, these holes would cause the carrot to whistle.
In the early 1960s there was only one television channel in Sweden, broadcast in black and white. As an April Fool’s joke, it was announced on the news that viewers could convert their existing sets to display color reception by pulling a nylon stocking over their screen.
In 1934, many American newspapers, including The New York Times, printed a photograph of a man flying through the air, supported by a device powered only by the breath from his lungs. Accompanying articles excitedly described this miraculous new invention.
While we love a good joke, I’m not sure what kind of joke would be warmly welcomed for us. I could say your HVAC system needs maintenance, but that might be true… 😉
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