Monday Links: Roundup of April Fools’ Day Links

by Debby Witt

There will definitely be some overlap in these lists of great pranks and hoaxes (for example, no list would be complete without Burger King’s 1998 full-page ad in USA Today for the Left-handed Whopper or the BBC’s excellent 1957 Spaghetti Tree hoax), but there is a lot of different stuff, as well, in each of these links. Feel free to add more in the comments!

The origin of April Fools’ Day.

Sixteen free or cheap April Fools’ Day pranks.

How to easily create a realistic-looking head in a jar.

Top 100 April Fools’ pranks and gadgets.

Thirty-one awesome April Fools’ Day pranks your kids will totally fall for.

April Fools’ Day idea: Make your own meatloaf donuts.

Ten serious things that happened on April 1

Twenty-five brilliant prank ideas for April Fools’ Day.

Six people who went to great lengths for their pranks.

Use this printable parking ticket and leave on an unsuspecting friend’s vehicle.

April Fools’ Day printables for kids.

The 14 greatest hoaxes of all time and the Top 100 April Fools’ Day hoaxes of all time.  Also, the Top 10 worst April Fools’ Day hoaxes ever.

Ambrose Bierce on April Fools’ day, from the Devil’s Dictionary:

April Fool, n. The March fool with another month added to his folly.

ICYMI, Friday’s links are here, including exorcisms via Skype, smart goats, and driving fast enough to avoid being seen by speed cameras.