Have you scanned the headlines for the fool of the day? What on earth are we doing this for?!Wikipedia mentions the notorious spaghetti scandal of 1957. Notorious is my chosen word because like it or hate it the day of fools is here again. From water dousing to fake crops, we still apparently enjoy celebrating the April Fool custom. Shakespeare loved his fools, and as we know they often had the most sense of the lot.
So whatever catches you out, slips you up, or makes you blush – smile! Perhaps in a world so full of anguish this funny custom is no bad thing.
Happy April Fools!