April 1st is an easy date to remember. April Fool’s Day.
According to that modern fount of all knowledge, Wikipedia, “The earliest recorded association between April 1 and foolishness can be found in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales (1392).”
Then there’s the 1986 movie April Fool’s Day where a group of nine college students staying at a friend’s remote island mansion begin to fall victim to an unseen murderer over the April Fool’s day weekend. And the 2008 video where a year after an April Fool’s Day prank which resulted in the death of one of their set, a group of friends find themselves targeted by someone who is out for revenge. Neither sound very foolish to me.
I’m sure you have your own April Fool’s Day story.
You can also read about the Top 100 April Fool’s Day Hoaxes of all time.
And in late breaking news…(drum roll please)…it’s also marks the first ever Incredibubble Festival “A festival of happiness for the kid in everyone” .oO by the amazing @DrFroth.
This year – 2012 – the day has added significance. It’s the closing date for early-bird registration for AIN Downunder. You’ve been warned.