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Saturday, April 1, 2023

April Fools Day is Obsolete

Greg's Words

Every few years, on April 1, I write an April Fool article. 
  • Back in 2009, IBM bought HP while Canon gobbled up Panasonic.  
  • In 2011, HP bought Xerox.  
  • In 2022, HP was behind the UFO conspiracy.
This year, no matter what I make up, it just can't approach reality.  There are just too many weird and unpredictable things going on in the world.

Enjoy our latest creation about the 1st of April.


April Fools' Day is a popular holiday celebrated around the world on April 1st every year. It is a day when people play practical jokes and hoaxes on each other, often with the aim of tricking others into believing something that is not true. The holiday's origins are not entirely clear, but it is believed to have started in Europe during the Middle Ages.

There are many ways to celebrate April Fools' Day, and people have come up with all sorts of creative and clever pranks over the years. Some popular examples of April Fools' Day pranks include:

  1. Fake News Stories - On April Fools' Day, newspapers and online news outlets often run fake news stories or hoax articles to fool their readers. For example, in 2015, the BBC reported that a group of penguins had been spotted flying over the South Pole, causing many people to believe the story was true.
  2. Office Pranks - Many people like to play pranks on their coworkers on April Fools' Day. Some common office pranks include putting plastic wrap over the toilet seat or keyboard, replacing someone's coffee with decaf or a different drink, or hiding someone's office supplies.
  3. Fake Products - Tech companies are known for releasing fake products or services on April Fools' Day. For example, in 2019, Google released a fake app called "Screen Cleaner" that claimed to clean your phone's screen with a special feature that could only be activated by licking the phone.
  4. Hoax Phone Calls - Some people like to make prank phone calls on April Fools' Day. For example, they might call a friend and pretend to be a celebrity or government official. However, it's important to remember that prank calls can be illegal and should be done with caution.
  5. Prank Gifts - Another popular way to celebrate April Fools' Day is to give prank gifts. For example, you could give someone a box of chocolates that are actually filled with vegetables or a gift card that has no value.

April Fools' Day is a fun and lighthearted holiday that is celebrated on April 1st every year. People often engage in practical jokes and hoaxes, ranging from fake news stories to office pranks and hoax phone calls. This holiday allows individuals to enjoy a good laugh and bring some levity to their lives.



Bullet points:

  1. April Fools' Day is a holiday celebrated on April 1st every year.
  2. The holiday is known for practical jokes and hoaxes, including fake news stories, office pranks, and hoax phone calls.
  3. It can be a fun and lighthearted holiday that allows people to enjoy a good laugh and bring some levity to their lives.

Tweet: Celebrate #AprilFoolsDay with lighthearted pranks! Remember to be respectful and considerate, and check with the person you're pranking to make sure they're comfortable with the joke.

LinkedIn post: Are you ready for April Fools' Day? This holiday is all about fun and lighthearted pranks, but it's important to remember to be respectful and considerate of others. Whether you're playing a joke on a coworker, running a fake news story, or giving a prank gift, make sure you're not causing any harm or breaking any laws. And always check with the person you're pranking to make sure they're comfortable with the joke. Happy April Fools' Day!

Keywords: April Fools' Day, holiday, practical jokes, hoaxes, fake news, office pranks, hoax phone calls, respect, consideration, harm, laws.

Image prompt:  An image of a person holding a whoopee cushion, with the caption "Ready for April Fools' Day?"

Search question: What are some fun and lighthearted pranks to play on April Fools' Day?

Song suggestion: "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars. This upbeat and playful song is a great match for the fun and lighthearted spirit of April Fools' Day.

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