~ APRIL FOOL!~
"In 1508, a French poet, Eloy d'Amerval referred to a Poisson d'avri
(April fool, literally "April fish") a possible reference to the holiday.
In 1539, Flemish poet Eduard de Dene wrote of a nobleman who
sent his servants on foolish errands on 1 April.
In 1698, several people were tricked into
going to the Tower of London to 'see the Lions washed.' "
"The tradition in France, and in French-speaking Canada
includes attempting to attach a paper fish to the
victim's back without being noticed- poisson d'avril-
(literally 'April's fish) and is also widespread in
other nations such as Italy. The Flemish tradition
is for children to lock out their parents or teachers,
only letting them in if they promise to bring
treats the same evening or the next day."
"In 1957, the BBC pulled a prank, known as the
Swiss Spaghetti Harvest prank, where they
broadcast a fake film of Swiss farmers picking
freshly-grown spaghetti. The BBC were later
flooded with requests to purchase spaghetti
plants, forcing them to declare the video as a prank
on the news the next day."
To read the Top Hoaxes perpetrated on April Fool's Day
go to the Museum of Hoaxes...
and have a good laugh!
It's time to begin my Fake Journal 2014 Project,
so be sure to visit Cottonwood Counterfeit Journal
to see what my 'alter ego' is up to--no foolin'!
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Joining Elizabeth for her T Tuesday link party...
and sharing a collage
created with a tea bag -- just because
I liked that wonderful leaf green color!
Hope you have a fun day...
and enjoy a good joke!
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