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!
Answer: Lion Washing
A well-known historical gag involving the Tower of London featured outsiders being invited within to witness the washing of lions.
December 28th, which also marks the observance of "Holy Innocents Day", is a traditional day for pranking in Spain and several parts of Latin America.
Easter, which occurs on the Sunday after the first full moon on or following the vernal equinox, sometimes coincides with April Fool's Day. The last time this happened in the 20th century was in 1956. The first time it happened in the 21st century was in 2018.
Answer: Saddam Hussein
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.
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
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.
This unenviable prank was conducted by the world-famous Playboy magazine, albeit the Romanian edition.
Answer: The Liberty Bell
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".
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".
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!