Friday, March 31, 2006

Why Stop At Fools? What About An All Smart-Ass Day?

April Fool's Day is here. In my 18 years of wasted existence, this day hasn't been anything more than an excuse to spike someone's coffee, or other stuff like that. But this year, just for the heck of it, I thought I'd browse around the net and check how this Day came on to be celebrated.

I did that, but it was tremendously boring stuff. So I stopped and I won't talk about it. You don't want to know. It ruins the whole spirit of the thing. But, as I was surfing around, I did pick up really cool and interesting titbits of information.

For example, did you know Mexicans celebrate All Fools' Day on December 28? For what reason I don't know, but it couldn't be a very smart reason that puts them off by 8 months.

In other international news, the French call April 1st Poisson d'Avril, or "April Fish". The French don't seem much brighter than the Mexicans do they? French children sometimes tape a picture of a fish on the back of their schoolmates, crying "Poisson d'Avril" when the prank is discovered. I personally think there's a lot to be said for just shouting "April Fool!!" really loudly. Its practical, to the point and everyone can pronounce it too.

Anyway, on my quest for April Fool's Day knowledge around the Net, I did see one useful page. The one useful page is about the Top 100 April Fool's Day Hoaxes Of All Time. Its absolutely hilarious. The things people come up with. Everyone should see this awesome list I think. Check it out and tell me what you think...

1 comment:

zlata said...

lol the site is damn funny....#14: The Eruption of Mount Edgecumbe is the funniest - or at least, the last line is!