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tavong
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What Is An April's Fool?

Mon Apr 04, 2005 7:33 am

I'm sorry to ask and i'm going to look like a complete idiot but here in My country there is no "april's fool" ,i can get some if what is by the name but can anyone explain me what is exactly April's fool and what does it celebrate and when it started?

Thanks in advance...

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pilot kaz
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What Is An April's Fool?

Mon Apr 04, 2005 7:37 am

An April fool is a hotdog...... it comes in a April Bun and has Fool sauce.

[Edited 2005-04-04 00:37:52]
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redngold
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What Is An April's Fool?

Mon Apr 04, 2005 7:42 am

April Fool's Day is April 1.

It comes from the fact that April 1 used to be the first day of the new year. An "April Fool" was a person who forgot to change their calendar to the new year.

It has become a traditional day to play practical jokes on people or to do strange things which make other people think you are weird.


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RE: What Is An April's Fool?

Mon Apr 04, 2005 7:50 am

LMAO kaz.  Big grin

Yeah, its April 1st when people play pointless jokes on each other.
 
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RE: What Is An April's Fool?

Mon Apr 04, 2005 7:55 am

Quoting Planesarecool (Reply 3):
Yeah, its April 1st when people play pointless jokes on each other.

That was indeed pointless  Smile
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RE: What Is An April's Fool?

Mon Apr 04, 2005 7:59 am

An April Fool is a fool that decided to be a fool in April instead of the other 11 months. We have Jan Fools, May Fools, and Novemeber Fools. They just don't get as much publicity. Big grin
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RE: What Ia April's Fool?

Mon Apr 04, 2005 8:03 am

Quoting Tavong (Thread starter):
It comes from the fact that April 1 used to be the first day of the new year. An "April Fool" was a person who forgot to change their calendar to the new year.

Hmm. Not necessarily.This is from museumofhoaxes.com:


The most widespread theory about the origin of April Fool's Day involves the Gregorian calendar reform of the late sixteenth century. Although popular, this theory has a number of problems with it.

The calendar change hypothesis might provide a reason for why April 1st specifically became the date of the modern holiday. But it is clear that the idea of a springtime festival honoring misrule and mayhem had far more ancient roots. In addition, the process by which the observance of the day spread from France to protestant countries such as Germany, Scotland, and England is left unexplained by this theory. These nations only adopted the calendar change during the eighteenth century, at a time when the tradition of April Foolery had already been well established throughout Europe. Finally, it is not clear what, if any, primary evidence (i.e. first-hand accounts written during the 16th and 17th centuries) supports the theory. The link between the calendar change and April 1st appears to be based on modern conjecture rather than archival research. Therefore, while the theory remains a possibility, it should not be treated as a fact.
 
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RE: What Is An April's Fool?

Mon Apr 04, 2005 8:55 am

Perhaps then it is associated with the Rite of Spring, or a Bacchanale.

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RE: What Is An April's Fool?

Mon Apr 04, 2005 9:20 am

It's like our ''Dia de los Inocentes'', where you pull jokes on people.

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RE: What Is An April's Fool?

Mon Apr 04, 2005 10:39 am

It's another holiday that Hallmark can push cards over.
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RE: What Is An April's Fool?

Mon Apr 04, 2005 11:00 am

Greeting cards for april fools day?  Confused I doubt they even make them.
 
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RE: What Is An April's Fool?

Mon Apr 04, 2005 11:54 am

April fools is the day when you pull pranks on innocent people.  Silly

Here's an example-.
I reset the orientation on the mouse, When my parents
tried to use the mouse, cursor would go in the opposite direction
than they moved it! laughing 

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RE: What Is An April's Fool?

Tue Apr 05, 2005 8:30 am

LOL I put tape on the sink faucet so when my mom turned it on full blast she got sprayed
 
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RE: What Is An April's Fool?

Tue Apr 05, 2005 4:39 pm

When C&N took over Thomas Cook, the entire company was renamed Thomas Cook - a rebrand that extended to in-house airline Condor.

The new name, Thomas Cook Airlines, didn't prove popular and the stronger Condor name was subsequently reintroduced.
 
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RE: What Is An April's Fool?

Wed Apr 06, 2005 1:24 am

The way I understood it april fools came from the Netherlands.

At the first of april in the year "long ago" (forgot my history  Smile) the Dutch city of Den Briel was captured by the Watergeuzen. They did so not by brute force but by fooling the Spanish forces. Overnight the Dutch came in on a supply vessel. They raised the Dutch flag on the church, and rang the church bells. The Spanish troops saw the flag and though they had been overrun, and fled.

Anyway, it's been long since I had history class so I might be slightly off.
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RE: What Is An April's Fool?

Wed Apr 06, 2005 1:45 am

A classic practical joke is the dollar on a string. I tried it once on a few friends in High School. It was fun since as I tricked more and more people they began to chip in with bigger bills. I tell you a $50 bill is far more effective than a $1 bill.
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RE: What Is An April's Fool?

Wed Apr 06, 2005 5:42 pm

707cmf during the month of April Big grin

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