Today was April Fool’s Day, so I thought I’d look up the origins of the holiday. It turns out that no one knows for sure. It definitely dates to ancient times and to festivals of practical joking associated with the coming of spring.
My favourite April Fool’s prank is the 1957 BBC “documentary” about Switzerland’s spaghetti harvest. Listeners called in wanting to know where they could buy their own spaghetti bushes. I’d like to know too!
What’s your favourite April Fool foolery?