Wednesday, April 01, 2009

April Fools' Day

Make April Fools’ Day fun by playing a harmless joke on a friend or coworker. Allow this to be the day you let your hair down or take your tie off. Just remember not to take it all so serious. A little laughter and a prank or two can go a long away to boost the spirits of others. Take care to consider your audience, especially in the workplace. Enjoy! - paerki

AN APRIL FOOLS' DAY HOAX

The Taco Liberty Bell / 1996: The Taco Bell Corporation announced it had bought the Liberty Bell and was renaming it the Taco Liberty Bell. Hundreds of outraged citizens called the National Historic Park in Philadelphia where the bell was housed to express their anger. Their nerves were only calmed when Taco Bell revealed, a few hours later, that it was all a practical joke. The best line of the day came when White House press secretary Mike McCurry was asked about the sale. Thinking on his feet, he responded that the Lincoln Memorial had also been sold. It would now be known, he said, as the Ford Lincoln Mercury Memorial.

QUOTES

"It's better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool than to open it and leave no doubt.” - Mark Twain

“However big the fool, there is always a bigger fool to admire him.” - Nicolas Boileau-DesprĂ©aux

TRICKS

Late at night, fill the hair-dryer with baby powder. Catch the expression of someone who has just washed his or her hair and turned it white by using the hair dryer.

Rub liquid soap, Vaseline or baby oil onto the doorknobs of your victim's room or the door handles of their car. You can also rub it on their toilet seats too. It makes them quite slippery and difficult to use.

Make a small hole just below the edge in a plastic disposable cup. Offer juice or some other drink to your guests in a way that they would pick it up with the hole facing them. As soon as they drink, the liquid will spill on them through the hole.

REAL NEWS ON APRIL FOOLS’ DAY

The frequency of April Fools' hoaxes sometimes makes people doubt real news stories released on April 1.

The 1946 April Fools' Day tsunami in Hilo, Hawaii: The April 1, 1946 Aleutian Island earthquake tsunami that killed 165 people in Hawaii and Alaska resulted in the creation of a tsunami warning system (specifically the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center), established in 1949 for Pacific Ocean countries. The tsunami in question is known in Hawaii as the "April Fools' Day Tsunami" due to people drowning because of the assumptions that the warnings were an April Fools' prank.

Marvin Gaye Died: On April 1, 1984, singer Marvin Gaye was shot and killed by his father. Originally, people assumed it was a fake news story, especially considering the bizarre aspect of the father being the murderer.

A FOOL’S DICTIONARY

April Fool: A person successfully tricked on April 1.

Fool: A person who acts unwisely or imprudently. A stupid person, a jester / clown. One who acts in a joking / teasing way.

Fool's Gold: Iron pyrites, often mistaken for gold.

Tomfoolery: Foolish behavior, nonsense.

Foolhardy: Rashly or foolishly bold, reckless.

A FOOL’S JOKE

Why are people so tired on April 1st? (Because they just finished a 31-day March)

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