All posts tagged "April Fool’s"

  • History
    A Fool’s Errand: Speculating on the Origin of April Fool’s Day

    The world is full of reasons to be serious. Poverty. Disease. Famine. War. When people have trouble choosing a good reason to be serious, they settle for one of their own. People argue over religion, over politics, over sports, and over nothing at all. And as this contentiousness has taken place throughout...

  • Hoaxes & Rumors
    Trader Joe’s Isn’t Closing in 2017

    A Yahoo! Style article suggests that Trader Joe’s will be closing its doors in January 2017.

  • Hoaxes & Rumors
    Classic Hoax: 1957 BBC Swiss Spaghetti Harvest

    On April Fools Day 1957, the BBC aired a fictitious story about the Swiss spaghetti harvest which depicted laborers reaping spaghetti noodles from spaghetti trees. Scores of people contacted the station to find out how they could obtain their own “spaghetti bush.” Today we look back at this classic hoax.

  • Hoaxes & Rumors
    Hoax: Zero Gravity Day on January 4, 2015

    A message circulating online claims there will be a rare planetary alignment on January 4, 2015, known as “zero gravity day” in which people will experience a moment of weightlessness. Is this true or false?

  • Hoaxes & Rumors
    Virgin Atlantic Glass Bottom Plane: Real or Hoax?

    An image which has circulated online since 2013 depicts a “Virgin Atlantic” plane with a glass bottom. Is this image real or fake?

  • Celebrity News
    Jennifer Aniston Discusses Fake Shaved Head Photo

    Jennifer Aniston appeared on Conan and discussed a fake image which went viral in 2013 that showed the actress with a shaved head.

  • Hoaxes & Rumors
    Classic Hoax: Derbyshire Dead Fairy Hoax

    Does this image show mummified remains of a dead fairy discovered in Derbyshire, England? Today we take a look back at this classic hoax.

  • Hoaxes & Rumors
    Emma Watson to Star in Little Mermaid Reboot?

    A graphic circulating this week shows a movie poster for a new live-action version of “The Little Mermaid” starring Emma Watson as Ariel. Is this true or false?