April Fools Day Trivia and Answers

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!

VeryHard

In what country are April Fool's jokes climaxed with the saying "Doroughe sizdah"?

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Answer: Iran
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".

Medium

In theory, April Fool's Day is related to which Greco-Roman festival of old?

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Answer: Hilaria
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.

Medium

On 1 April 1996, American restaurant chain Taco Bell tricked outsiders into believing it had purchased which historical monument?

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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".

Medium

Which music legend was murdered on April Fool's Day, 1984?

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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.

VeryHard

In 2015, which company held an unbelievable "April Fool's Day Special" many believed was a prank but wasn't?

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Answer: BMW
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!

VeryHard

In 1986, an intelligence officer from which nation was imprisoned due to an April Fool's Day prank?

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Answer: Israel
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.

Hard

Which restaurant chain fooled the public on 1 April 1998 with the introduction of a fictional sandwich specifically for left-handed people?

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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.

VeryHard

Which famous publication received a backlash for publishing an April Fool's article entitled "How to Beat Your Wife Without Leaving Marks"?

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Answer: Playboy
More information: This unenviable prank was conducted by the world-famous Playboy magazine, albeit the Romanian edition.

VeryHard

Which technological innovation was once famously believed to be an April Fool's Day prank?

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Answer: Gmail
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.

Hard

Which former dictator's son was known as an infamous prankster?

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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.



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