April Fool’s Day: Where Do You Stand?

How do you feel about April Fool’s Day? I was wondering how people at Publishers Clearing House felt about April 1st, so I took an informal, unscientific poll. Here’s what I found out:

70% In Favor Of April Fool’s Day/30% Against April Fool’s Day

I was surprised to learn that 7 out of 10 PCH employees actually enjoyed April Fool’s Day. I wondered how my informal poll compared to national averages, so I went to PCHSearch to see. After a quick search I found a poll on the Discovery Channel website. It reported that 53.3% of the folks love it while 19.6% of the folks thought it was as funny as a banana peel.

I checked out another link on PCHSearch and found a newsvine.com poll revealing how many people played pranks on April 1st. An astounding 83% of the people said they play pranks on April Fool’s Day while 17% said they don’t.

Hey, PCHSearch: How Did All This Silliness Get Started Anyway?

A quick search helped me locate kidzworld.com where I found some answers. In 16th century France, New Year was celebrated just like we do today, except New Year’s occurred on April 1st. In 1562 Pope Gregory changed the calendar to the one we use today and from then on, the New Year began on January 1st. Lots of folks didn’t know about the new calendar and kept celebrating on April 1st. Everyone else called them April fools and played tricks on them.

Like To Play Pranks On April 1st? Here Are Two Ideas Found On kidzworld.com!

Got Milk? If your milk comes in a cardboard container, add a few drops of food coloring. It’s harmless, but the results could have people seeing red … or blue … or green!

What’s That In Your Apple? Get a few gummy worms and carefully poke them into fresh fruit, particularly apples. Give your kids or spouse a “wormy” apple for lunch and leave a few apples on the table for friends and family members to snack on.

How To AVOID Getting Pranked!

A quick PCHSearch led me to ehow.com and gave me these tips to help me avoid becoming  a victim of an April Fool’s prank.

  • Remember what day it is at all times. You won’t be caught off guard if you remember that it’s April Fool’s Day
  • Avoid conversations that start with someone saying, “Guess What!” or “Check this out!”
  • Resist the urge to play pranks on others. Don’t give others a reason to retaliate by pulling pranks on you

Do you need to be fully prepared for April Fool’s Day? Then visit PCHSearch and get the information you need to either play the perfect prank … or protect yourself from one. And don’t forget to comment below and tell us how you feel about April Fool’s Day. Share your favorite prank or April Fool’s Day memory!

Playfully yours,

Elliott M.


6 thoughts on “April Fool’s Day: Where Do You Stand?”

  1. leslie asay says:

    how about takeing an empty cereal box and putting cat food in it in stead of cereal and putting it up in the cuboard for the big ceareal lover who dosent just love cereal in the mornin ha ha ha and just see how funny that is ha ha ha priceless

  2. Rose says:

    I benefit from reading your site. Thanks a lot!

  3. Georgina Turner says:

    Elliott M.
    I like April fool’s jokes as long as they’re all in fun.
    This year could be the best April Fool’s day ever because PCH could possibly play an “April Fool’s” knock- knock at my door, but I’m no fool. I know this would be for real, because PCH is a real company with real prizes and, I am a PCH Super Fan.

  4. Apparently this is a celebration of the new year here. I can only think just because I did not know and follow this atmosphere. In general, loyalty [concerning the celebration of public events must give priority to rejoice with a wide range of activities, such as I read in these pages. For that, inevitably in a single day dispensation from all the busyness of it (except that its URGENT). That’s all I can comment.

  5. Kanika Loeung says:

    After I saw the second picture, it reminded me that I used to play that behind my friend’s back at least 30 years ago. Other games we like to play fun with last name example as last name is yellow I say” Yesterday I saw yellow van then we knew the person who was she or he. I like to enjoy to play April Fool’s Day or Prank with people who like to play with, but I can’t play with people who has serious jokes.

  6. Mrs. A.T. says:

    I like the non-harmful pranks. Not the you’ve won…or you are getting a raise..I think laughter is good, and little pranks can be fun. But yes remember if you do them, they will be returned!

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