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The History of April Fools’ Day [Video]


With all the Internet tomfoolery going on today, you might stop and wonder how all this nonsense got started. Well, this brief explanatory video gives a rundown about what we do know about the origins of April Fools’ Day — which is surprisingly little. What is clear is that a traditional prank day has been around for a long time, and it doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere either.

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