It's April Fool's Day, the only day of the year where practical jokes are not only tolerated, but encouraged! With origins going back the 1500s, there has been a lot of trickery going on over the centuries, some of which has been captured on camera.
There is no shortage of tricks associated with the trickiest day of the year. From practical jokes played on individuals by individuals to jokes perpetrated on large scale by the media, many people have been diligently at work chronicling, in some form or another, the April Fools madness through the years.
Below you will find some huge compilations of famous April Fools Day tricks, some of which have the accompanying photographs to go along with them, photos that made the fraud more believable at the time and more laughable as we take a look back.
The links are many, your time is probably short, so hurry up, enjoy, and keep your skepticism on high alert today!
Cleveland area hoax (at least in one case):
South Bay Bessie
Get more from another Cleveland Photography Examiner:
Mark Madere, Neighborhood Photography Examiner
Hit the 'subscribe' button for automatic email updates when I write something new!
Why not check out my national column?
National Space News Examiner
Want more? Why not check out my astronomy column?
Cleveland Astronomy Examiner
More photography news:
Nikon prices on the rise
States look to tax online shoppers
New Nikon statement on tsunami damage
Cleveland goes dark for Earth Hour
Fujifilm to resume X100 production
Sigma to ship DP2x in April
Want more? Check out my personal website:
Bodzash Photography and Astronomy