Since tomorrow is April Fool's Day (beware of the pranks) I thought I would share a link to a website containing the top April Fool's Day hoaxes/pranks of all time. At Top 100 April Fool's Day Hoaxes you can peruse the hoaxes and chuckle at how gullible some people can be. A brief history of April Fool's day Around 1582 the Gregorian Calendar was introduced and the New Year was to begin on January 1. In the past, the celebration of the new year was celebrated for eight days beginning March 25. Well, the first year of the new calendar found some people not realizing there was a calendar change and some people were just obstinate and wanted to keep celebrating the new year through April 1.
So, those folks were referred to as April Fools and it slowly evolved into a tradition of playing pranks on unsuspecting people.
Information on the history of April Fool's Day courtesy of www.wilstar.com