April Fools Trivia
The holiday/tradition is thought to have emerged in the late 1500s, when France moved from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar. Because of the change, New Year celebrations were moved back three months from April 1 to January 1, but not everybody got the memo. Those who were in the know would drop in on their less knowledgeable neighbors and play tricks on them. Often, they’d pin a cutout fish on their back; a poisson d’avril, or April fish, was thought of as easy to catch. The media got in on the act in 1957 when the BBC reported this

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