April Fools Day
In a few days it will be that time again. April Fools day. That one day of the year, where some of us will be subject to practical jokes. So where do they come from, who makes up the jokes and more importantly… How do we all prevent ourselves from becoming a victim.
April fools day originates from Europe. Italy and France to be more specific. I mean, what other people can come up with funny food like two foot long breads and dangly sghetty noodles.
The first mention of April fools day dates back to the Dark Ages. I’m thinking it was being thought up by a bunch of people that needed some fun, because there was not much going on to laugh about. They didn’t call it the Dark Ages for nothing…
Generally the whole idea is to make fun of someone and the subject of the joke – after the joke has been made – slaps himself on the forehead and chuckles a little bit.
Executioner: “Hi, welcome to my parlor. Uhm… Some people hired me to chop off your head today, but I left my ax at the hardware store so they could sharpen it for me.”.
Executionee: “Hey cool, dude. No prob. I’ll see you another time, maybe.”.
Executioners Ax: “Swoosh – Kechop.”.
Executioner: “Aprils fool…”. No slapping on the forehead there.
Making April fool jokes are supposed to make the victim look silly. Would you be gullible enough to fall for the one on the right? I bet you would be. Get a Royal invitation to watch the washing of the lions.
Royal seal on the invitation and all. I would fall for it. It became a returning Aprils Fools prank in the 18th and 19th century in London, England.
There are many more examples of April Fools day jokes and Hoaxes. Newspapers, radio stations, people on the internet too. Yes. You are human..
Here are some examples of Internet Aprils Fool Hoaxes. They are not (all) compiled by me, by the way. So, when it’s the first of April – to speak with the words of sergeant Phil Esterhaus: “Hey… Let’s be careful out there…”.
The picture on the left is that of a phone with the GreyScale App installed. “Make your own private picture scrapbook that can not be shared with anyone…”.
ZDNet Australia: A ‘No screen Blackberry Phone’.
AdBlock Freedom: Removes advertisements from every day life.
Kodak RelationShift: Kodak is pleased to announce a new app that helps you take managing your relationships to a new level. We protect precious memories of the places you have been and the people you shared them with, minus the person with whom you just changed your relationship status – we call it Relationshiffft.
Gmail Motion Beta: A new technology by Gmail. Manage your Gmail by body movements.
So… ‘Hey… Let’s be careful out there…”.