Famous April Fools’ Day hoaxes
There’s no fool like an old fool, or so the saying goes. But how about an April fool?
There have been many pranks played on April 1st throughout history.
The exact origin of the day is unknown, although some believe it could be based on a change to the Gregorian Calendar from the Julian Calendar and the resulting confusion that created.
No matter its beginnings, April Fools’ Day jokes have been pulled in countries around the world.
We compiled a list of some of our favorites.
See if you agree.
In 1996 executives at Taco Bell pulled off an April Fools’ Day joke that took in millions of people.
The fast-food chain placed a full page ad in the new York Times announcing it had purchased the Liberty Bell.
The ad proclaimed the historic attraction would be called the Taco Liberty Bell. the company said it was just doing its part to reduce the national debt.
The prank was met with mixed reaction. some said it was in bad taste while others thought it was pretty funny.
Taco Bell made amends by donating $50,000 to preservation of the national treasure.
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