My husband pulled the first practical joke on a co-worker today. My niece shocked her husband with the second one.
He even believed her until he saw the huge smile on her face.
Although April Fool's Day is celebrated in many countries, it is not a national holiday. It IS, however, a well known day when people play practical jokes and tricks on each other.
After all six children had jumped out of bed, raced down the stairs and opened the front door to escape, they finally shouted "April Fool's." We certainly had been fooled.
During the day Google came up with several other programs including the Really Advanced Search, Google Racing and several more. To find out more go to the round up of Google April Fools' pranks
Elsewhere, AdBlock – the popular browser extension that keeps one's Web surfing experience free of irritating advertisements – announced that it's now expanding its services to block cat pictures as well.
But Kodak's took it one step further by announcing its latest creation, a machine that actually allows you to print a real-life kitten from the comfort of your home.
Toshiba jumped on the bandwagon with its promotion of a new Shapes Notepad .If you watch carefully, you will notice the world April Fools on the record the DJ plays towards the end of he video.
No April Fools Day post would be complete unless I mention the greatest hoax of them all: the Swiss Spaghetti Harvest documentary.
According to the Museum of Hoaxes 100 Greatest April Fools' Hoaxes, on April 1, 1957 the British news show Panorama broadcast a three-minute segment about a bumper spaghetti harvest in southern Switzerland.
Now, we all know that spaghetti doesn't grow on trees, but don't forget this was 1957 and television was still quite new. People believed the story. Hundreds of people called the BBC wanting to know how they could grow their own spaghetti tree.
To this day the Panorama broadcast remains one of the most famous and popular April Fool's Day hoaxes of all time. It is also believed to be the first time the medium of television was used to stage an April Fool's Day hoax
See if you can answer the following questions:
1. Why is this going to be a bumper year in spaghetti production?
2. What was the weather like that winter?
3. Why were the farmers worried?
4. What countries grows spaghetti as an industry?
5. Why are the spaghetti noodles all the same length?
6. What is done with the spaghetti after it is picked?
7. What can happen to the spaghetti if there is a late frost?
If you want to know more about the history of April Fools Day, go to the History of April Fool's, or watch the video Origins of April Fools' Day