In honor of April Fools’ Day we wanted to share a little history of this holiday filled with practical jokes & national hoaxes. I love how CNN describes it – “it’s like Super Bowl Sunday for dad jokes, a day when we can all wake up, fire up the internet, and sigh a collective groan at the barrage of cringe-worthy pranks, tall tales and PR stunts conjured up by desperate media companies and junior brand creatives across the world.” How’s that for an All Inclusive Description?
So where did this popular gag day originate? Well, according to Wikipedia – it’s been popular since the 19th century and is celebrated in India, Canada, Europe, Australia, Brazil and of course USA. 1932 is the earliest recorded information written in Chaucer’s, The Canterbury Tales. Some historians suggest that the restoration of January 1st as New Years Day in the 16th century was responsible for the creation of the holiday however this wouldn’t explain the earlier references.
So here’s to a Happy April Fools’ Day from The Mountain Life Team and hope you enjoy the day to the fullest! The Mountain Life Team | KW Realty Partners | 706-745-3123 or [email protected]
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Pac-man on Google maps?!?! So those of us who experienced child-hood in the 80s love this one! Google announced that when you open a map in a browser you can now play Pac-man! If that were only true!!
And this is a good one but somewhat unbelievable. Samsung, phone maker, introduced the Galaxy Blade edge knife with smart-phone capabilities. Can cut through a lobster tail & an heirloom tomatoe!
This is my personal fav… Honda: The Selfie Edition.. With all the rage of selfies, Honda did a creative job creating this hoax taken the millenial obsession with selvies and announcing an HR-V with 10 cameras across the interior and exterior which allows drivers to snap self-portraits ONLY while the car is in park.