I read in the Chicago Tribune a section about April Fools' Day. It talked about the orgin and all of that boring stuff. What I found awesome of some of the best worldwide pranks. The museum of Hoaxes ranked the best April Fools' prank ever. It was as follows; in 1957, the BBC did a report about switzerland experiencing an early spaghetti harvest. The television show included a video and pictures of peasants pulling spaghetti from trees. The BBC got hundreds of phone calls mostly asking where they could purchase spaghetti tree.
There are more pranks listed. here are some other funny ones.
In 1996, an e-mail went out from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology saying that the internet would be shut down for a day for "spring cleaning".
In 1997, cartoonists decided to "swap comics". For example the comic strip Blondie swapped with Garfield.
In 1980, radio station WXRT-FM 93.1 promoted a concert on Navy Pier. On a warm spring day hundreds of people showed up to a locked up Navy Pier even though some of the artists who were supposed to play were dead.
In 1998, the same radio station, WXRT, announced that they were being bought out by Playboy and was changing the letters to XXXRT and switching from music to true adult radio. Many outraged listeners bombarded the radio station and Playboy with angry calls.
On April 1st, 1998, Burger King took out a full page ad in USA Today to announce a "fast-food Break-through: The Left-Handed Whopper. It was the same ingredients but the condiments were shifter 180 degrees. According to BK, thousands requested the new burger and others asked for the right-handed one.
I hope you enjoyed reading this because I sure did.