So it’s the 1st of April, and to some, it will be a relief that the day has fallen on a Saturday so they won’t fall foul of silly office pranks. However, you are not off the hook from the media. This week’s blog includes possible origins and some past pranks.
Now what is April Fools Day all about and why do we celebrate it?
Let’s look at the first definition of April Fools Day, on Wikipedia and two other possible origins by Wonderopolis and Metro. Pope Gregory the thirteenth and Geoffrey Chaucer make appearances in the theories.
So although there is just speculation about how all this business of playing tricks and inflicting hoaxes started, it still continues to this day.
Here are some of the best pranks, according to The Mirror and Bored Panda. Although some are funny I am in no way advocating any kind of deviant behaviour towards, friends, family or work colleagues, under the guise of April Fools.
April Fools pranks have not alway gone to plan. According to the Guardian Google had to pull the plug on a joke which backfired last year. I wonder what they’ll do this year?
Well, I hope that you don’t get caught out today. You can be sure though that there are no tricks up my sleeves. If you need help with social media management, website content, blogging or proofing, then contact me via my website. Also for those who want to start a blog or need some help with a current blog, book your place soon to get an early-bird discount for my Introduction to Blogging workshop on April 28th, 2017. See you there!