Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Writing - April 1st and all that

April 1 is named FOOL'S DAY, after Steve April. He was born on 1st April 1579. He did 105 businesses in his lifetime. He lost all his father's assets, and so everyone started calling him father of the fools.
At 19, he married a 61-year-old woman who divorced him after a year because of his foolishness. He used to read all kinds of fake stories like you are doing now.
It's great idea fooling you ...Happy April Fool.!


April Fool again
Cold day for gullible folk
Butt of others joke

April 1st 1957 Panorama hoaxed the nation with a report about the annual spaghetti harvest.
The report showed farmers apparently picking spaghetti from trees and laying the strands out to dry. BBC reporter Richard Dimbleby was in on the joke and his authority lent credence to the ruse.
Michael Peacock, the editor who commissioned the film, recalls how his team came up with the idea and kept it secret before broadcasting to a credulous audience.
Among those hoaxed included the then-BBC Director General, Sir Ian Jacob. The reaction to the film was huge. Newspapers were split over whether this was a great joke or a terrible hoax on the public.
The power of words should never be underestimated!
Playing tricks related to a particular date is not new in fact it has gone back to the 6th century in Iran (Persia). It doesn't always have to be date specific and the purpose of playing pranks can be to alleviate tensions or even boredom. As a teacher a number of colleagues and myself would diffuse potentially unpleasant situations by sending unruly children to a colleague friend for a 'long stand' or a 'glass hammer'!

And Finally
The Guardian
Apparently Darth Vader runs for president of the Ukrainian Internet Party.

"I alone can make an empire out of a republic, to restore former glory, to return lost territories and pride for this country"

On VG today.


God Bless