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Where did April Fool’s Day come from?

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April Fool’s Day is coming up in less than two weeks. Ever wonder where it comes from?
The story goes like this…

Back in the day, in France in 1582, Pope Gregory introduces the Gregorian Calendar…

This leads to New Year’s celebrations being moved from April 1st to January 1st.

Some people continued to celebrate the New Year on April 1st – they were known as “April Fools”.

Soon, people started inviting “April Fools” to non-existent parties at the end of March and that morphed into the pranks we see today.

So if you want to get back to the original spirit of April Fool’s Day, invite someone to a fake new years eve party!

To back up my story, here’s what Wikipedia says about it…

In the Middle Ages, New Year’s Day was celebrated on March 25 in most European towns. In some areas, New Year’s was a week-long holiday ending on April 1. Many  suggest that April Fools originated because those who celebrated on January 1 made fun of those who celebrated on other dates. The use of January 1 as New Year’s Day was common in France by the mid-16th century.


of course this could all be a big joke 😉

Looking for some safe but fun pranks? Right here!

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Top five April Fool’s Day pranks

Beef shower
Yum. Beef shower. – Photo by alaahammou

Looking to have some fun on April 1st? Mike’s top five (10) April Fool’s Day pranks.

#10. Get everyone up really early and tell them that this is the weekend we turn the clocks back an hour.
#9. Switch the signs on the men’s and ladies’ washrooms at church.
#8. Hide food in a trash can and when someone comes by grab some and eat it.
#7. Glue the handset from the phone to the cradle.
#6. Glue all the eggs into the carton.
#5. Remove the shower head and place a beef bouillon cube in it, then put the head back on.
#4. Go to Tim Hortons with your loser roll up the rim cup and demand they give you a “play again”, whatever that is?!
#3. If they come to pick up your garbage in the morning, run out and ask the guy for a receipt.
#2. Don’t fix any of the pot holes.
#1. Pretend you’re gonna start charging for parking downtown!


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Top five signs you were pranked last April Fool's Day

Nutella
Yum. Nutella and Ex-lax

April Fool’s Day is coming up on Sunday. Remember the rules, all pranks must be in fun, do no harm and be finished by noon. Be fun, do no harm and be done by noon? Sounds like This morning show!

On the day after April Fool’s Day, you can usually spot the people that have been pranked. Top five signs you were pranked on April Fool’s Day.

#5. Still have a chipped tooth from trying to roll up the rim on your travel mug.

#4. You ended up married to Ashton Kutcher.

#3. Pants optional bus service sounded believable..

#2. There’s no way your falling for that “don’t worry it’s free parking downtown” joke again!

#1. Your pretty sure, you’ll never forget the taste of Nutella and Ex-lax.

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April Fool's Day

Remember the rules, all pranks must be in fun, do no harm and be finished by noon. Be fun, do no harm and be done by noon? Sounds like This morning show.

If you end up at emergency on the morning of April 1st, find yourself running up three flights of stairs with a plunger or if you notice you are driving to work on fewer than four tires, chances are someone went to far with AFD prank.

Here are Mike’s top five safe yet amusing April Fool’s Day pranks.

#5. Page yourself over the intercom at work. Page yourself at least every fifteen minutes, becoming more and more agitated every time.

#4. Go door to door in a colorful costume, demanding people give you candy.

#3. Go to the Cougars play off game in your.. (oh wait) Play off game? Never mind..

#2. Keep calling for Lady Gaga tickets and every time the DJ answers the phone ask if he’s interested in switching long distance carriers.

#1. Walk around all day at work, bragging that you are violating the exotic animal ban, but you’re not saying exactly which animal you have in your pants.

 

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April Fools Day

Remember the rules, all pranks must be in fun, do no harm and be finished by noon. Be fun, do no harm and be done by noon? Sounds like This morning show.

If you end up at emergency on the morning of April 1st, find yourself running up three flights of stairs with a plunger or if you notice you are driving to work on fewer than four tires, chances are someone went to far with AFD prank.

Here are Mike’s top five safe yet amusing AFD pranks.
#5. Page yourself over the intercom at work. Page yourself at least every fifteen minutes, becoming more and more agitated every time.
#4. Go door to door in a colorful costume, demanding people give you candy.
#3. During the staff meeting today, laugh out loud every once in while and say “Good one boss! You got me!”
#2. Keep calling for Lady Gaga tickets and every time the DJ answers the phone ask if he’s interested in switching long distance carriers.
#1. When they call to say you’ve won a VIP trip to the Junos. pretend you’re not a home and call in an hour later.

To five signs you were pranked last year.
#5. Still have a chipped tooth from trying to roll up the rim on your travel mug.
#4. That day you were 7 hours late for work (darn time change pranks).
#3. Pants optional bus service sounded believable..
#2. Your pretty sure, you’ll never forget the taste of Nutella and Ex-lax.
#1. There’s no way your falling for that “don’t come to work, tomorrow is a stat holiday” joke!

Top Five Prince George April Fools Day Jokes.
#5. Go to Tim Hortons with your loser roll up the rim cup and demand they give you a “play again”, whatever that is?!
#4. When they come to pick up your garbage in the morning, run out and ask the guy for a receipt.
#3. Go to the Cougars play off game in your.. (oh wait) Play off game? Never mind..
#2. Walk around all day at work, bragging that you are violating the exotic animal ban, but you’re not saying exactly which animal you have in your pants..
#1. Don’t fix any of the pot holes. Good one!

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