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April Fool’s Day Links

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

The origin of April Fool’s Day.

Eighteen free and cheap April Fools’ Day pranks.

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

Forty-one awesome April Fool’s Day pranks your kids will totally fall for.

April Fool’s Day idea: Make your own meatloaf donuts.

Ten serious things that happened on April 1

Twenty-five-plus brilliant prank ideas for April Fool’s Day – this is an open list, so you can add your own.

Six people who went to great lengths for their pranks.

The 14 greatest hoaxes of all time and the top 100 April Fool’s Day hoaxes of all time.  Also, the top ten worst April Fool’s Day hoaxes ever .

Ambrose Bierce on April Fool’s Day, from the Devil’s Dictionary:

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

ICYMI, last Friday’s links are here, and include lots of 16th-century advice on how to read eyebrows, underwear with pockets, Thomas Jefferson’s 1785 letter describing the differences between northerners and southerners, and an extremely cool launch from the Thai rocket festival.


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