Dick and I tried to think up some sort of April Fool’s prank to play with our blogs but couldn’t come up with anything original or funny. (Wait, maybe THAT could be our prank, because obviously we are original and funny, all the time, even when seriously sleep-deprived). And, we don’t want to be like the lame-o’s that are ridiculed by the internet lame-o police.
Sally is so excited that tomorrow is April Fool’s Day. I imagine her teacher will switch classes with one of the other first grade teachers or something equally shocking.
Here’s a great list of the Top 100 April Fool’s Day Hoaxes by the San Diego-based Museum of Hoaxes. They’ve also got fun quizzes like the Photo Hoax Test and Gullibility Test. (Does it make me smart or just cynical that I want to check Snopes.com for the non-hoax-ishness of the Museum of Hoaxes? Well, I won’t check. I’ll just have faith in the credibility of the internet).
My favorite hoax so far is #8, the Left-Handed Whopper:
In 1998 Burger King published a full page advertisement in USA Today announcing the introduction of a new item to their menu: a “Left-Handed Whopper” specially designed for the 32 million left-handed Americans. According to the advertisement, the new whopper included the same ingredients as the original Whopper (lettuce, tomato, hamburger patty, etc.), but all the condiments were rotated 180 degrees for the benefit of their left-handed customers. The following day Burger King issued a follow-up release revealing that although the Left-Handed Whopper was a hoax, thousands of customers had gone into restaurants to request the new sandwich. Simultaneously, according to the press release, “many others requested their own ‘right handed’ version.”
And here’s a cartoon to tickle you: