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In Scotland, April Fool's Day is often called "Hunt the Gowk Day". What is a gowk?
a. A fairy
b. A witch
c. A bird
d. A wild pig
A bird - The word gowk translates to mean a cuckoo.
"April, April, you stupid herring, I can fool you to wherever I want." In which country would the joker recite this to their victim?
Sweden - People in Sweden play jokes on both April 1 and May 1.
What long-lived soap opera made its debut on the first of April 1963?
a. The Days of Our Lives
b. The Young and the Restless
c. General Hospital
d. Coronation Street
General Hospital - General Hospital was created by Doris and Frank Hursley.
As a prank in 2009, where did Expedia say travelers could go?
b. Orion's Belt
d. The moon
Mars - The price of the flight was listed at $99. The site stated the buyer would save 3 trillion dollars.
One of the greatest pranks of all time was the Spaghetti Tree Prank. In which country were Spaghetti trees said to be growing?
Switzerland - This prank, created by the BBC showed farmers in Switzerland harvesting spaghetti off trees.
In 1996, on April Fool's Day, what historical treasure did Taco Bell claim they had purchased?
a. The Statue of Liberty
b. The Liberty Bell
c. The Empire state building
d. The Declaration of Independence
The Liberty Bell - Taco Bell claimed that they had bought the Bell to help pay off the national debt.
According to tradition, what time should all pranks cease?
Noon - This tradition is slowing losing favor and pranks are being carried out throughout the day.
The French often stick cutouts of what kind of creature onto people's backs on April first?
Fish - This symbol is used because the French often refer to this day as Poisson D'Avril. In French, a poisson is a fish.
Which famous celebrity was shot on April 1st, 1984?
a. Marvin Gaye
b. Sam Cooke
c. John Lennon
Marvin Gaye - Marvin was shot by his father, with a revolver.
What island was hit by a tsunami on the First of April, 1946?
Hawaii - This tsunami killed 159 people. Many people on the Island thought the warning was an April Fool's Day joke.
The Iranians celebrate a day of pranks, on or about the First of April. What do they call this day of pranks?
a. Sizdah Bedar
c. Pesce D’Aprile
d. Prima Aprils
Sizdah Bedar - The day is said to date back to the year 536 BC.
Which of these novels has the earliest recorded association between foolishness and April First?
a. A Tale of Two Cities
b. Oliver Twist
c. A Midsummer's Night Dream
d. Canterbury Tales
Canterbury Tales - Chaucer wrote this classic piece of work in 1392.
One theory states that the origin of April Fool's Day goes back to which biblical figure?
Noah - The theory relates to Noah releasing the dove from the ark.
Many believe that the origin of April Fools deals with the adoption of which new calendar?
Georgian - This calendar, which was adopted in 1582, changed the date of the New Year to January First. People who forgot this change were mocked by their friends.
Which handy kitchen appliance went on sale on the first of April, 1889?
Dishwasher - Josephine Cochrane is credited with inventing the dishwasher. The first public viewing of the appliance was at the World's Fair.
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