debbysdishaboutatlantarealestate

Don’t be fooled this Sunday… | 03/28/2018

Just a head’s up…April Fools’ Day is THIS Sunday.  Don’t let your friends fool you.

Instead, impress them with these fun facts:

HISTORY

  • Some historians believe the April Fools’ customs began in France, although no one knows for sure.  It may stem from a calendar change in 16th century France — the moving of New Year’s Day from April 1 to January 1 when the Gregorian calendar was adopted.
  • People who continued to celebrate New Year’s Day on April 1st rather than the new date of January 1st were referred to as “April fools” and others played tricks on them.

AROUND THE WORLD

  • In France, April 1st is called “Poisson d’Avril.” French children fool their friends by taping a paper fish to their friends’ backs.  When the “young fool” discovers this trick, the prankster yells “Poisson d’Avril!”
  • In Scotland, April Fools’ lasts two days. Victims of pranks are called gowks (cuckoo birds). The second day is known as Taily Day, and pranks involving the backside are played. Supposedly, it is the origin of “kick me” signs.
  • In England and Canada, pranks are only played in the morning of April 1st.

MEMORABLE PRANKS

  • 1986-present – Press releases for the [non-existent] New York City April Fools’ Day Parade have been issued every year since 1986.
  • 1996 – Taco Bell Corp. runs a full-page ad in several major newspapers claiming it has purchased the Liberty Bell and is renaming it the “Taco Liberty Bell.”
  • April 1, 2016 – Google introduces “Mic Drop,” a Gmail feature that enables users to send emails with an animated gif depicting a minion dropping a microphone. The prank goes awry when people accidentally click on the button and unwittingly send business emails with the whimsical animation. The feature is removed after several hours of confusion.

Source: cnn.com

When choosing a Realtor®, don’t get fooled by all the empty promises, contact an experienced Realtor® (like me) to have a smooth transaction!  Ready to start your search?  Just follow this link: http://www.debbybraun.com/search_atlanta_mls_listings.asp

All the best,

Debby

Advertisements

Posted in Uncategorized

Leave a Comment »

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: