Thursday 12/12/13: These were introduced 185 years ago, and today a quarter billion dollars of these are sold each year...What are they? Answer: Poinsettias
Wednesday 12/11/2013: The average man spends almost a year of his life doing this...What is it? Answer: Staring at Women! (Women spend 2 1/2 months of their lives staring at men)
Tuesday 12/10/2013: According to a recent online survey...2 out of 10 of us call this person on average once a week...Who is it? Answer: Ourselves (To find our own phone)
Monday 12/9/2013: This Christmas tradition is so HUGE in Japan...people wait in line for hours to buy this on Christmas morning...What is it? Answer: KFC
Tuesday 12/3/2013 - Friday 12/6/2013: Brazil celebrates this well known American with an annual festival honoring this person...Who is this person? Answer: Orville Redenbacher (Was born in Brazil in 1907)
Fun Facts About April Fools' Day
- The Scottish love April Fools' Day. In fact they love it so much, they celebrate it for two days. In Scotland they call it "hunting the gowk" (the cuckoo), and if you are tricked, you are an "April gowk." To really get "behind" the holiday, the second day, called "Taily Day," is devoted to pranks involving the back side of the body. The "butt" of these jokes may often have a "kick me" sign placed on their back.
- There's something fishy going on in France. Kids fool their friends by taping a paper fish to their backs. When the victim discovers the fish, the prankster yells "Poisson d'Avril!" (April Fish!)
- In Portugal, April Fools' Day is actually celebrated on the Sunday and Monday before Lent. The big trick there? Throwing flour at your friend's face.
- In Poland everyone takes part in April Fools' Day activities, including the media and sometimes public institutions. All serious activities are completely avoided for the day. A favorite joke? Pouring water on people.
- According to this CareerBuilder.com survey, 32 percent of workers say they have either initiated or been on the receiving end of an April Fools’ Day prank at work.
- In certain areas of Belgium, children lock out their parents or teachers and only let them in if they promise to give them sweets.
- Depending on where you live in England, instead of a "fool" you could be called a "noodle," "noddy," "gobby" or "gob."