April fools day is the day that anything can happen. And it has not been few pranks that have happened on that day. History is as full of fools as there have been April firsts. Come and get tested by our entertaining trivia about this special day without getting fooled!
More information: Though not known to the outside world for their sense of humor, Iranians also get down on April Fool's Day and disclose pranks with the phrase "Doroughe sizdah", which roughly translate to "lie of 13".
More information: Hilaria was held shortly before 1 April during the March equinox and as the name implies featured a lot of joking and merriment.
Answer: The Liberty Bell
More information: On April Fool's Day 1996, Taco Bell put out a full-page advertisement in a number of leading newspapers to announce they had purchased the Liberty Bell (in name of reducing the nation's debt) and renamed it the "Taco Liberty Bell".
Answer: Marvin Gaye
More information: Motown sensation Marvin Gaye was murdered by his own father on 1 April 1984. And due to the timing of the event, many thought news of it was a hoax.
More information: In 2015, a BMW dealership in New Zealand advertised an "April Fools Day Special" which promised to swap a new car for old model to the first person who brought one in, along with the coupon. A woman named Tianna Marsh responded to the ad and walked away with a new, £25,000 BMW saloon car in place of her 15-year old Nissan!
More information: The fake report by an Israeli intelligence officer that an assassination had been attempted on a prominent Muslim leader was initially taken seriously by the Israeli parliament and media before learning it was a hoax. This act resulted in said officer being interned for 35 days.
Answer: Burger King
More information: Burger King released an ad for the fictitious "Left-Handed Whopper" on April Fool's Day of 1998, upon which reportedly thousands of customers went to their stores requesting the sandwich.
More information: This unenviable prank was conducted by the world-famous Playboy magazine, albeit the Romanian edition.
More information: Gmail was launched on 1 April 2004. At that time, many people thought it was a hoax for a webmail service to offer a whole gigabyte of free storage.
Answer: Saddam Hussein
More information: Uday Hussein (1964 - 2003), the eldest child of Saddam, perpetrated a couple of tasteless jokes on the people of Iraq in 1998 and 1998, respectively concerning US sanctions and food rations.