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1 April Fools’ Day By: Shelby Smith April 06, 2011 (Figure 1. Cartoon people laughing. n.d.)

2 A Holiday For Fools! (Figure 2. April Fools' Teeth. n.d)

3 What Is April Fools’? CONSISTS OF… o Harmless Pranks o Practical Jokes o Hoaxes DONE TOO… o Friends o Family o Coworkers (Figure 3. Picture of April 1, n.d.)

4 How Did It All Get Started?  The Calendar Origin Theory.  Mythical Theories.  Biblical Theories.  Simply A Celebration Of The 1 st Day Of Spring.

5 Calendar Origin Theory (Figure 4. You April Fool!, n.d.)

6 Famous April Fools’ Day Tricks ((Figure 5. April Fool, kick me hard, n.d.)

7 Switzerland's Spaghetti Harvest  One of the greatest media hoaxes was in  Said Switzerland was experiencing a bumper of spaghetti harvest.  Staged photos  Viewers called convinced wanting to grow their own. (Figure 6. Spaghetti Harvest, n.d.)

8 Taco “Liberty” Bell? Taco Bell is purchasing the Liberty Bell! 1996 (Figure 7, 8 Taco Liberty Bell, Taco Symbol n.d.)

9 Burger King’s Left Handed Whopper Drip to the right not the left!! (Figure 9, Left Handed Whopper, n.d.)

10 Who is mostly liking going to prank you!!

11 Tricks that have been done too me!  My mom would yell FIRE at the top of her lungs at 5:00 am, only to shuffle all of us kids out the door in our pajamas and bare-feet and lock us out.  My mom would yell EARTHQUAKE at the top of her lungs, only to shuffle all of us kids under the pool table so she could take pictures of our scared faces.  My mom would make homemade pancakes with felt circles cooked in them for us kids and give my dad regular ones and then she would innocently ask us why we were not eating them.  My coworkers taped a sign on my computer that said My name is Shelby I’m single ASK ME OUT!!!  My coworkers also taped a bright orange poster on the back of my car that said I’m single HONK IF YOU WANT A DATE!! (Figure 10. It's not funny!, n.d.)

12 People’s General Attitude!!

13 My Thoughts (Figure 11. No April Fools' Day, n.d.)

14 Questions or Comments? (Figure 12. Question Mark, n.d.)

15 References Emery, D. (2009). April Fools’ Day: Leo, A. (2009, March 30). The History of April Fools’ Day Plus the top five pranks of all time.: Wilson, J. (2000). April Fool's Day! : Figure 1. Cartoon characters laughing. Figure 2. April Fools' Teeth. (2009).: Figure 3. Picture of April 1. (n.d.).: content/uploads/2009/04/april-fools-day-pranks-0.jpghttp://www.walyou.com/blog/wp- content/uploads/2009/04/april-fools-day-pranks-0.jpg Figure 4. You April Fool! (n.d.). :http://www.theolivepress.eu/whats%20on%20calender/april%20folls/you-april-fool.jpghttp://www.theolivepress.eu/whats%20on%20calender/april%20folls/you-april-fool.jpg Figure 5. April Fool, kick me hard. (n.d.).:http://ste5ens.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/april-fool- illus.jpghttp://ste5ens.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/april-fool- illus.jpg Figure 6. Spaghetti Harvest. (n.d.). :http://myiq2xu.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/spaghetti.jpghttp://myiq2xu.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/spaghetti.jpg

16 References Cont. Figure 7. Taco Liberty Bell. (n.d.). :http://www.catalogs.com/info/bestof/wp- content/uploads/2009/03/taco_bell_april.jpghttp://www.catalogs.com/info/bestof/wp- content/uploads/2009/03/taco_bell_april.jpg Figure 8. Taco Bell symbol.(n.d): Figure 9. Left Handed Whopper. (n.d.). :http://images.huffingtonpost.com/gen/11007/thumbs/s- BURGER-KING-large.jpghttp://images.huffingtonpost.com/gen/11007/thumbs/s- BURGER-KING-large.jpg Figure 10. It's not funny! (n.d.). fhY/SdPAY8oqJdI/AAAAAAAAAms/5hMGJS5TFl0/s400/smiley-not_funny.jpghttp://3.bp.blogspot.com/_xdFXCgr- fhY/SdPAY8oqJdI/AAAAAAAAAms/5hMGJS5TFl0/s400/smiley-not_funny.jpg Figure 11. No April Fools' Day. (n.d.).: 0/Image+%3D+april_fools_day+11.jpg 0/Image+%3D+april_fools_day+11.jpg Figure 12. Question Mark. (n.d.). : Pie and Chart. :http://omgeureka.blogspot.com/2011/04/april-fools-day-statistics- infographic.html


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