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Fool’s Day

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April Fools’ Day
, sometimes called All Fools’ Day, is one of the most light-hearted days of the year.

Its origins are uncertain. Some see it as a celebration related to the turn of the seasons, while others believe it stems from the adoption of a new calendar.

Pranks performed on April Fool’s Day range from the simple (such as saying, “Your shoe’s untied, or I accidentally stepped on your glasses!) to the elaborate. Setting a roommate’s alarm clock back an hour is a common gag.

Whatever the prank, the trickster usually ends it by yelling to his victim, “April Fool!”.

And somes news media even get involved. Here are some of the most popular.

  • In 1957, BBC reported that Swiss farmers were seeing a ____________ .
  • In 1981, The Daily Mail reported that a Japanese man thought that the London Marathon was ______________ long.
  • In 1996, a Taco Bell ad indicated that the company had bought ____________. The White House press secreatry answered that the Lincoln Memorial had been sold to _____________.
  • In 1998, Burger King launched a special whopper  for left-handed people , whose ingredients ________________ .
  • In 1994, a computer magazine informed readers of a bill that would ban using the Internet while ___________ .
  • A 2008 BBC video showed penguins which travelled to South America to ________________ .
  • In 1965 a Danish newspaper informed that all dogs must be painted white so ____________________ .
  • Researchers in Florida, reported The Independent in 2000, had come up with a pill for__________________ pets.
  • In 193 a German radio station anounced that runners were required to go no more than 6 miles per hour not to _______________  in their _____________ season.
  • In 1998 a newsletter published thatathe state of Alabama had proposed to change the value of pi from 3.14 to __________ .

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This entry was posted on 01/04/2013 by in Listening, Traditions.
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