What a day to celebrate humor, good times, the occasional fumble! It’s April Fools Day and we all have a chance to participate. I know I’m looking to be fooled, and I’m working on a great and powerful fool to pull. Hmmmmmm. Who can I surprize with a fun foolish moment???
But what joke to pull? I decided to check out what other people are doing, and found just a few to share. Just imagine the hilarity (that’a debatable) if these were pulled on you!!!
These jokes came from a Kids Joke Page… Innocent and bizarre, and of course messy.
Got Milk? If your milk comes in a cardboard container, add a few drops of food coloring. It’s harmless April Fool’s joke but the results are pretty colorful.
April Showers If you have a sink with a sprayer, put a rubber band around the handle when nobody’s looking. This automatically keeps the nozzle in spray-mode. Make sure the nozzle is pointing up and outward. The next person to use the sink will get a splash! Too funny!
Wake Up! Grab a bunch of alarm clocks, set them to alarm at very early times in the morning and hide them all around different places at your victim’s room! (Yeah, sure – this one is a real scream Ha Ha! NOT!)
But of a more elite nature are some of the more subtle jokes pulled by supposed adults!
1965 – Smell-o-vision, BBC Smell-o-vision: In 1965, the BBC played an April Fool’s Joke – the network aired an interview with a man who claimed that viewers at home could experience aromas produced in a TV studio. They went on to demonstrate by cutting onions and brewing coffee, then had “viewers” call in with claims they could smell these scents, thus convincing the viewers it was true.
1999 Y2k CD Bug In 1999, Warner Music and Universal Music Group along with a popular Canadian radio station informed it’s listeners that the Y2K bug would affect all CD players making music discs created prior to 2000 unreadable. Fortunately, a Hologram sticker was available to enable the old-format discs to continue working. The stickers could be purchased for $2 and immediately the phones became jammed both at the record companies and radio station, and everyone was demanding these stickers for free! The calls continued even after the radio station announced it was a joke.
A guy invented a left-handed hammer. Didn’t Sell. No left-handed nails
Burger King’s Left-Handed Whopper In 1998, fast food giant Burger King posted a full page advertisement in USA Today announcing that they were releasing the “Left-Handed Whopper” for 32 million left handed Americans. The only difference was that the new burger’s condiments were rotated at a 180-degrees “…thereby redistributing the weight of the sandwich so that the bulk of the condiments will skew to the left, thereby reducing the amount of lettuce and other toppings from spilling out the right side of the burger.” Jim Watkins, senior vice president for marketing at Burger King, was quoted as saying that the new sandwich was the “ultimate ‘HAVE IT YOUR WAY’ for our left-handed customers.”
Petrified Man Mark Twain’s very short article about the discovery of a perfectly preserved petrified man appeared in the Territorial Enterprise on October 4, 1862, a local newspaper for Virginia City. The story provided some obscure details and location of where it was found – in a local mountain cave – a location that even the locals should have known did not exist but none the less, everyone fell for it. The article did contain one prominent clue that, for careful readers, should have identified it immediately as a farce. The position of the Petrified Man’s hands were described as arranged in a gesture of ridicule. But the gesture was too obliquely described.
For months the hoax continued to spread, appearing in numerous newspapers, eventually making it to newspapers around the world. An expedition was almost taken up to recover the fake fossil before the prank was revealed. As W. C. Fields said: There’s a sucker born every minute.
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I’m off to pull a joke. What are you up to?