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April Fools' Day: The Time for Pranksters to Shine

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Unleash your inner prankster this April Fools' Day with creative ideas and hilarious jokes! Discover the origins of this tradition and the best pranks from 2024.

April Fools' Day is the ultimate playground for pranksters, a day filled with jokes, tricks, and absurd announcements. From TV personalities like Matt 'Shirvo' Shirvington announcing retirement comebacks to fake royal revelations and politician cheddar creations, each year brings a new level of creativity. The tradition of April Fools' Day, landing on April 1st, keeps pranks alive until noon, leaving people on edge with anticipation of what's to come.

As the clock strikes 12 pm, the pranking frenzy settles, mirroring the historical reason behind the time limit. Stories of April Fools' Day date back centuries, with theories pointing to Chaucer's literary wit and the jesters of the medieval court. Fast forward to the present, and social media platforms become battlegrounds for text pranks and viral hoaxes, turning friends and family into unsuspecting victims of digital trickery.

April 1, 2024, was no exception, with brands and individuals alike leveraging the day for light-hearted marketing stunts and playful deceptions. Pineapples, fake news, and outlandish product launches flooded the internet, blurring the lines between reality and jest. Whether it's sending funny texts or setting up in-person pranks, the spirit of April Fools' Day lives on, reminding us to never take things too seriously.

Delve into the history of April Fools' Day, and you'll uncover a tapestry of humor woven across time. As the UK embraced the tradition in the 18th century, Scotland even dedicated two days for mischief. Today, the legacy continues, with each year adding new layers of absurdity and joy to this day of laughter and lighthearted deception.

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Sunrise's Matt Shirvington shocks colleagues with Paris Olympics ... (Daily Mail)

In one of the great April Fools' pranks, TV identity Matt 'Shirvo' Shirvington sensationally announced on Monday morning he was 'coming out of retirement' ...

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Why do April Fools' Day jokes stop at 12pm? How it started (The National)

What is April Fools' Day? It always lands on April 1 and this is why pranks stop at 12pm plus how the tradition originated.

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Best April Fools Day 2024 pranks (The indy100)

Last year saw the 'announcements' of a Prince Harry and Meghan Markle video game and disgraced MP Matt Hancock realising his own cheddar. Of course, none of ...

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April Fools Pranks 2024: Try these hilarious jokes and prank ideas ... (Times of India)

Unleash your inner prankster this April Fools' Day with these hilarious ideas! From classic jokes to creative pranks, there's something for everyone.

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All the best jokes and pranks from April Fool's Day 2024 - live updates (Mirror.co.uk)

April Fool's Day is back to pull tricks on the public once again - and the Mirror has selected some of the best jokes and pranks played by newspapers, ...

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April Fool's Day 2024: How did annual custom of jokes and pranks ... (Livemint)

April Fool's Day is marked with jokes and pranks every year, with unverified theories about its origin including references to Chaucer's Canterbury Tales ...

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17 funniest April Fools' Day prank ideas over text, Facebook or ... (Metro)

Jokes, silly texts and pranks to send to family and friends this April Fools' Day - plus a few in-person pranks to try if you're at work.

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April Fools' Day: The best gags, the worst lies, and the history of ... (Irish Examiner)

Love it or hate it – it's responsible for some of the greatest news stories of all time, writes Kate Demolder.

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Why do April Fools' Day jokes stop at 12pm? How it started (Lancashire Telegraph)

What is April Fools' Day? It always lands on April 1 and this is why pranks stop at 12pm plus how the tradition originated.

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Best April Fool's pranks you can do over text, Whatsapp or Facebook (Mirror.co.uk)

Prank your friends and family this April Fool's Day with these simple but genius jokes that will trick even the most suspicious Facebook friend - from ...

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April Fool's Day 2024 - all the best jokes and pranks made today (Scottish Daily Record)

Fast forward to the 18th century, and April Fools' was being celebrated throughout the UK. In Scotland, it was even a two-day event — with the first being ...

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How did April Fools' Day start and what are some famous pranks? (CBS News)

The annual day of jokes, pranks and tricks falls on April 1 each year, but no one is quite sure how the tradition started.

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April Fool's Day 2024: pineapples, pranks and fake news (Marketing Beat)

April Fools' Day is the perfect chance for brands to take a more light-hearted approach to marketing. We round-up the best (and worst) jokes of 2024.

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April Fools' Day: Corporate larks can become no laughing matter ... (USA TODAY)

April Fools' Day is Monday, April 1. That means family, friends, co-workers and even your favorite brands and companies may try to play a joke on you.

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April Fools' Day pranks: Apps to translate baby stoner sayings, a ... (Steuben Courier)

April Fools' Day is Monday, April 1. Here's some pranks and jokes you can get in on early, including fake personal care products and a new Tinder job.

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Will you be this year's 'April fish'? Businesses have a long history of ... (The Conversation AU)

This morning, breakfast television shows will be reporting obscure, although mildly believable, announcements from organisations and brands – but keep you ...

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April Fool's day: can you spot the news fakes? Take our quiz (The Guardian)

Take our fun test to see how good you are a spotting the fake news hidden among the real headlines.

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April Fool's Day 2024: The best jokes and pranks today (The Independent)

From major corporations, brands, and even celebrities, everyone wants to be in on the fun, as they all try to outdo each other. Some ...

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The best (and worst!) April Fools' Day pranks of all time: From Big ... (Daily Mail)

The best (and worst!) April Fools' Day pranks of all time: From Big Ben going digital to a bountiful Swiss spaghetti harvest - so did you fall for any? By ...

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The best foodie pranks brands pulled this April Fool's Day (The Grocer)

Grocery brands have taken it upon themselves to develop more elaborate pranks than ever in a bid to boost their presence online and get people talking.

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10 great April Fools' Day pranks of all-time (WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando)

Once again, April Fools' Day is here, so people are likely going to spend Monday dodging pranks and hearing jokes from family, friends, co-workers, ...

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April Fools' 2.0: AI Is Crafting Ultimate Pranks You Won't See Coming (Forbes)

Buckle up, dear reader, for a ride into a future where your coffee maker might just be in on the joke.

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Brands prank consumers with faux products in April Fools Day ... (Social Samosa)

April Fools' Day, saw people playing pranks, with brands joining in on the online fun. While some brands went big with their campaigns, others kept it ...

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Stock Market Today: Dow Opens Lower; S&P 500 and Nasdaq Rise ... (The Wall Street Journal)

Welcome to another April Fools' Day, when corporate marketing departments unleash their most cringe-worthy pranks and pray that people get the joke.

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Why hydration company Air Up launched a 'pee-flavored water ... (USA TODAY)

Air Up's April Fools Prank was inspired by how many people tell them they are peeing much more now that they're drinking more water with the product.

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Don't fall for these April Fools' Day pranks: From Ghostbusters on ... (Daily Mail)

Companies have been fooling their customers with pranks since this morning · Tinder and Budsies are two companies that have done creative jokes ...

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5 crazy April Fools pranks that Crypto X almost fell for (Cointelegraph)

Radio-wave crypto transmission, Vitalik Buterin's new "degen communism" philosophy, and Solana's newest vice president of decentralization — only on April ...

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Is April Fools Day Worth the Hype? (Eagle News)

April Fool's Day is often a day I overlook. Since middle school, it seemed like a dumb tradition to me. It's just the beginning of a new month.

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Sriracha toothpaste, ranch Smarties and more April Fools' food pranks (The Washington Post)

On April Fools' Day, an era of unlikely brand mashups and crazy flavor combinations makes it harder to know which food ideas are real and which are pranks.

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April Fool's Day pranks from companies that backfired in spectacular ... (The Indianapolis Star)

For every well-executed corporate hoax, there's an overeager company whose ill-conceived pranks have blown up in their faces, sometimes badly.

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This mom's reaction to her daughter's hilarious April Fools prank is ... (Motherly Inc.)

In her now-viral TikTok video, Paige Pejic shows off the sign she made to attach to the back of her mom's car that reads, “Honk and flip off my mom —April Fools ...

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April Fool's Day round-up: the best pranks of the annual jokes ... (Evening Standard)

While there is some dispute over the origins of April Fools Day, the comedic annual event has stood the test of time as the perfect way to share humour.

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