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Episode 696

April Fools' Day
Sat, 2019-Mar-30 01:12 UTC
Length - 1:44

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With 400,448 views on Friday, 29 March 2019 our article of the day is April Fools' Day.

April Fools' Day or April Fool's Day (sometimes called All Fools' Day) is an annual (primarily) Western celebration commemorated on April 1 by playing practical jokes and spreading hoaxes. The jokes and their victims are called April fools. People playing April Fool jokes often expose their prank by shouting "April fool(s)" at the unfortunate victim(s). Some newspapers, magazines and other published media report fake stories, which are usually explained the next day or below the news section in smaller letters. Although popular since the 19th century, the day is not a public holiday in every country. Little is known about the origins of this tradition.

Aside from April Fools' Day, the custom of setting aside a day for the playing of harmless pranks upon one's neighbour has historically been relatively common in the world.

This recording reflects the Wikipedia text as of 01:12 UTC on Saturday, 30 March 2019.

For the full current version of the article, see April Fools' Day on Wikipedia.

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