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April Fools: A Brief Overview

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April Fools: A Brief Overview

Rem Sirimongkolvit, Assistant Web Editor

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April Fools day is a beloved holiday that takes place every year on April 1st. It is a day filled with joyous pranks and jokes. Almost everybody with a sense of humor loves April fools day, but I can assure you that nobody knows why the heck it exists. That is why I, Sheck Rem, am here to educate you. The holiday is celebrated by many cultures, but its origins are uber mysterious. Some smart people speculate that it originated 1,000,000 years ago back in 1582, when the French switched from their weird calendar back to the superior, normal person calendar. Some simps who didn’t get the dealio, continued to celebrate New years until the 1st of April. The public made so much fun of these intellects, that the day was forever cemented as April Fools. Another theory is that the holiday stemmed from another holiday known as Hilaria, celebrated in Rome and involved bamboozling people in disguises. Super funny right? Since then, many great pranks have been pulled off on this magnificent day. In 1957, the BBC reported that Swiss farmers were growing spaghetti, and showed footage of people collecting pasta from trees. In 2016, a 15 year old ran for president as “Deez Nutz”, and actually had some success. These are just some of the many pranks that have been pulled off throughout history. Let there be many more!

 

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