vendredi 21 mars 2008


Happy April Fools' Day !
April Fools' Day is about more than playing
jokes, tricks and pranks. That's just the most fun part of the day! Check out why we're all so mischievous on April 1st.
The History dates back to the 16th century :
France celebrated the New Year just like we do today, except they partied on April 1st. In 1562, Pope Gregory changed the calendar to the one we use today and from then on, the New Year began on January 1st. Lots of people didn't know about the new calendar, or they ignored the new calendar and kept celebrating on April 1st. Everyone else called them April fools and played tricks on them.

In France today, April 1st is called Poisson d'Avril, which means April Fish. Children tape paper
fish to their friends' backs and when the young "fool" finds out, the prankster yells "Poisson d'Avril!"
In England, tricks can only be played in the morning. If a trick is played on you, you are a "noodle." In Scotland, you are called an "April gowk," which is another name for a cuckoo bird. In Portugal, pranksters usually throw flour at their friends.

Practical jokes should be done in good fun and not meant to harm anyone. The best jokes are the clever ones where everyone laughs, especially the person who had the joke played on them.
Here are some examples of good jokes :
* Put food coloring in milk.

* Superglue coins to a sidewalk. This works best on an old, worn sidewalk.
* Go with a couple of friends, stand near some busy street corner - stare and point up at the sky. Watch the reactions of people around you!
Click here for more practical jokes for you to pull on your friends and family!

I hid in my mom's closet before she got out of the shower at 6 am. When she got her clothes on and headed out, I grabbed her leg and made her cry!Kidz Submit by:Nickname: pirateAge: 14

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