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10 Interesting April Fools Facts

Kayvon Mosby, Contributor

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We all know the beloved holiday where everyone pull pranks on other people for sport. I don’t know about you, but you need to pay extra attention to your surroundings. You never know what could happen on that day. For now, I will share some memorable pranks interesting facts about this holiday.

History:

  • In France, April Fools Day was called “Poisson d’Avril.”
  • During 16th century France, April Fools was celebrated on January 1 until they switched it.
  • This day was found in France centuries ago, but there is no other information.
  •  In Canada and England, the pranks are supposed to be pulled in the morning.
  •  The “kick-me” signs have first started in France a few centuries ago.

Pranks from the Past:

  •  In 1950, BBC runs a “news” article on spaghetti harvests.
  •  Last year, Google released a feature called “Mic Drop”, which allows you to send emails with a gif
  •  1986 and now, the Press released an “April Fools Day Parade” in New York City.
  •  2008, BBC runs a video clip of “flying penguins” as an article on ” Miracles of Evolution.”
  • In 2013, The Guardian launches a product called “Guardian Glasses,” which allow to see in the Guardians eyes all over the world.

Credit: http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/16/world/april-fools-day-fast-facts/index.html

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