Famous April Fools | J@N | 3.31.11

Famous April Fools | J@N | 3.31.11

Find out some of the interesting facts and history of April Fools. Then we roll some classic game show pranks, and chuckle at our favorite online pranks!

Plus we poll our live audience and find out if they love the All Fools’ Day, or wait it out in their anti-prank bunkers.

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LIVE POLL: http://poll.fm/2vfqk – Do you Plan to Prank?

Interesting Facts about April Fools:
-April Fools’ Day is celebrated all around the world, across many cultures.
-Some countries such as New Zealand, Ireland, the UK, Australia, and South Africa, the jokes only last until noon, and someone who plays a trick after noon is called an “April Fool”.
-Earliest recorded association between April 1 and foolishness can be found in Chaucer‘s Canterbury Tales (1392).
-In 1539, Flemish poet Eduard de Dene wrote of a nobleman who sent his servants on foolish errands on the 1st of April.
-In 2009 President Barack Obama “pulls fundings for NASCAR”: On April 1, 2009, on the heels of the auto industry bailout, Car and Driver claimed on its website that President Barack Obama had ordered Chevrolet and Dodge to pull NASCAR funding. The article was removed from the website and replaced with an apology to readers, after upset NASCAR fans protested on the Car and Driver website.

Google ans pulled QUITE a few Pranks

Game Show Clips:
Famous Jeopardy! April Fools, with Pat Sajak
Alex Trebek takes the wheel for a spin on America’s Game.
The Price is Right 1999: A Showcase with Nine Cars

Memorable online pranks:


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