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All About April Fools' Day

Mar 28, 2017

April Fools' Day is about more than playing jokes, tricks and pranks. That's just the most fun part of the day! Check out why we're all so mischievous on April 1st.

The History

In the 16th century, France celebrated the New Year just like we do today, except they partied on April 1st. In 1562, Pope Gregory changed the calendar to the one we use today and from then on, the New Year began on January 1st. Lots of peeps didn't know about the new calendar, or they ignored the new calendar and kept celebrating on April 1st. Everyone else called them April fools and played tricks on them.

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Fools Around the World

In France today, April 1st is called Poisson d'Avril, which means April Fish. Children tape paper fish to their friends' backs and when the young "fool" finds out, the prankster yells "Poisson d'Avril!" In England, tricks can only be played in the morning. If a trick is played on you, you are a "noodle." In Scotland, you are called an "April gowk," which is another name for a cuckoo bird. In Portugal, April Fools' is celebrated on the Sunday and Monday before Lent. Pranksters usually throw flour at their friends.

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Practical Jokes For April Fool's Day

April Fools' practical jokes should be done in good fun and not meant to harm anyone. The best jokes are the clever ones where everyone laughs, especially the person who had the joke played on them.

  • Put food coloring in milk.
  • Superglue coins to a sidewalk. This works best on an old, worn sidewalk.
  • Go with a couple of friends, stand near some busy street corner - stare and point up at the sky. Watch the reactions of people around you!
  • Click here for more practical jokes for you to pull on your friends and family!

Looking for more good April Fool's Day. Check out the articles below and these jokes and pranks!

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Easiest Person to Pull Pranks On?

  • My parents. I always get them!
  • I can always get my best friend real good.
  • My teacher is the easiest to trick.
  • My lil bro/sis fall for my pranks every time.

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CaptJolee
CaptJolee posted in Debating:
"Tennis123" wrote: i would like to point out that theres a difference between having an open mind and believing crazy stuff because of willful or unintentional scientific and factual ignorance. youtube videos made by conspiracy theorists are not a very good source of information. I honestly think that if you believe the earth is flat, there is something fundamentally wrong with your way of thinking and how you decide whats true and whats not. so what your saying is that if we believe in the flat earth we have some kind of mental problem???
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CaptJolee
CaptJolee posted in Debating:
forgive my stupidity there the real reason why they launch the missle is so they could coat the dome with radiation then they would bounce radio waves from ground satilletes from teh dome and back to ( internet towers, cell towers, etc) as the live footage you see from sates are nothing but cgi footage
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CaptJolee
CaptJolee posted in Debating:
"trueflow" wrote: "CaptJolee" wrote: even nasa confessed we haven't left low earth orbit because of the can Van Allen radiation belt, though yes a satellite could more than likey get through the Van Allen belt since no humans aboard and get a view of the earth and yes some of you seen #### ##### of a satellite in orbit showing the round earth,but let me ask you guys this,since it's you know the government couldn't they have just angled the satellite to a position where it seems round, or even photoshop it? If there exists the Van Allen Radiation Belt then the earth is round (or some sort of three dimensional shape at least) because there cannot exist magnetic monopoles. On the "flat earth wiki" it states that the Earth acts like a spherical magnet, which is also not consistent with the existence of the Van Allen radiation belt (then the charged particles are suspended radially around the ring which would obviously result in catastrophic damage to the atmosphere and land on Earth). Furthermore, the Van Allen Belt does not inhibit space travel, it only makes running digital equipment more risky. Certainly NASA, Roscosmos and ESA did not all lie to mask the "truth". Flat Earth would make it necessary to rethink fundamental physics, including gravity (general relativity), and a significant amount of electromagnetism knowledge that is well established and proven beyond concept. the van allen beltt is actually ther fermintation dome which for the reason of having radiation is the suddenly missle launching from not just america but russia as well to see if they could break the dome,F.H cook was also the one who discovered the ice wall yet says that there is land beyond it the size of america.... i would like  for that to be explained as well and i would like also for people to disprove the ice wall and why military a guarding it if it's just your ever day ice wall!! O^O
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unicornsrule626
"Splatwolf" wrote: To capture your age right now, maybe something with photos would be cool. You could do it in a creative way. ######### has some nice ideas. You could do a canvas collage. Transfer pic onto wood. Do a picture within a picture to show how many generations. A time-line pic or pictures. Hope you're able to find something for your Mom. Good luck. Yeah! That's a perfect idea! 
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Splatwolf
Splatwolf posted in Say Anything:
To capture your age right now, maybe something with photos would be cool. You could do it in a creative way. Pinterest has some nice ideas. You could do a canvas collage. Transfer pic onto wood. Do a picture within a picture to show how many generations. A time-line pic or pictures. Hope you're able to find something for your Mom. Good luck.
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