SO! I am back!
I won’t STOP blogging.. ever!
My Final Curtain post is an April Fool’s Prank.. and though some of my friends and readers (I posted it under the humor category LOL) didn’t believe it, some expressed concerns. Actually, I received some sweet notes from an FB community I belong..didn’t expect that.. it’s very heart warming! And a few pm’s from my friends asking if I would really stop blogging..
not bad, for a first time prankster LOL
Honestly, I can’t see myself closing this blog (not because I have 2 years paid hosting).. I really enjoy what I am doing (even without earnings or blog events). I just love sharing my thoughts and information.
So in the spirit of sharing, do you know where, when and how April Fools’ Day Started?
The history of April Fools’ Day as suggested by Wikipedia, it is in Iran where it all started, read on;
In Iran, jokes are played on the 13th day of the Persian new year (Nowruz), which falls on April 1 or April 2. This day, celebrated as far back as 536 BC, is called Sizdah Bedar and is the oldest prank-tradition in the world still alive today; this fact has led many to believe that April Fools’ Day has its origins in this tradition.
But this theory is the best (source);
Constantine and Kugel
Another explanation of the origins of April Fools’ Day was provided by Joseph Boskin, a professor of history at Boston University. He explained that the practice began during the reign of Constantine, when a group of court jesters and fools told the Roman emperor that they could do a better job of running the empire. Constantine, amused, allowed a jester named Kugel to be king for one day. Kugel passed an edict calling for absurdity on that day, and the custom became an annual event.
“In a way,” explained Prof. Boskin, “it was a very serious day. In those times fools were really wise men. It was the role of jesters to put things in perspective with humor.”
This explanation was brought to the public’s attention in an Associated Press article printed by many newspapers in 1983.
The thing is, the story is a hoax and AP has been a victim of an April Fools’ Day Prank.
They say that one of the best April Fools’ Prank was the Swiss Spaghetti Harvest. In 1957, BBC’s Panorama reported a family in Switzerland harvesting spaghetti from a tree (and there was a photo!). Many people believed the story.. OK, that was foolish, well, during that time, pasta is considered as an exotic delicacy, so many were hopefuls that they can grew one from their own backyard.
And for modern time pranking, The Huffington Post suggested a few pranks:
Donuts x Mayo.. is it just me or I can actually eat this kind of food. ( photo source)
Another food prank.. now.. that one is CRUEL! (source)
This one, I hope my kids will never learn about this wooohoo this will send me flying off my seat wahaha (source)
This one takes the cake, for me at least. I can imagine myself doing this to a friend (or to my brother or to my sister) and die laughing while they picks up their mobile phone wahahahaha
April Fools’ Day Prank source
How’s your April Fools’ Day prank? Please don’t tell me you did the I’m Pregnant Prank AGAIN this year!
P.S. I initially thought of posting an FB status saying goodbye to blogging..that’s too easy to do..so I made an emotional post instead, making it more believable hehe