In France today, April 1st is called Poisson d'Avril, which means April Fish. Children tape paper fish to their friends' backs and when the young "fool" finds out, the prankster yells "Poisson d'Avril!" In England, tricks can only be played in the morning. If a trick is played on you, you are a "noodle." In Scotland, you are called an "April gowk," which is another name for a cuckoo bird. In Portugal, April Fools' is celebrated on the Sunday and Monday before Lent. Pranksters usually throw flour at their friends.
I Love holidays that span countries and interpretations that range so widely. And here in America I was thrilled to be a target of some advertising pranks today. This one above truly made me LOL! I really sat there for a moment thinking about the marketing, the round tables, and the demographic that they were trying to appeal to, before clicking and seeing that I was made a FOOl of. Well done Benefit!
Were you a fool today? Any good jokes or pranks?
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