The origins of April Fools’ Day, known for its tricks and pranks, are rather murky.
One likely explanation is April Fools was “a hazing ritual” to welcome spring, said Alex Boese, curator of the website Museum of Hoaxes.
Many cultures celebrated the beginning of the new season with “mischief, misbehavior or deception,” Boese told USA TODAY Network.

“Pranks are very much associated with the start of new things,” he said.
That’s true even today. Think about hazing freshmen at colleges or playing pranks on the new guy at the office, he said.
The earliest connection of April 1 to playing tricks is documented in a 1561 poem by Flemish writer Eduard de Dene, Boese said. According to the Museum of Hoaxes site, in the poem a nobleman sends his servant on absurd errands on April 1.
The poem’s reference to April Fools’ Day is so clear that it suggests this tradition was well-established in the Netherlands by the mid-16th century, Boese said.
Another theory is April Fools’ Day began when France switched from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar, which moved the New Year from around April 1 to Jan. 1. The story goes that people made fun of those who had stuck with the old calendar.
One made-up story comes from Boston University professor Joe Boskin. In 1983, the Associated Press called Boskin for an interview about how April Fools’ Day started.
Boskin told the reporter he didn’t know. The reporter insisted Boskin not be so modest, Boskin said in an interview with USA TODAY.
So, Boskin made up a story about how April Fools’ Day began in the 5th century, when King Constantine’s jesters organized a union and demanded one jester be allowed to be king for the day.
The king for the day would be known as “King Kugel” — named after the traditional Jewish pudding dish.
“I was expecting him to say, ‘Truly, you’re putting me on,’” Boskin said. “But he said, ‘How do you spell that?’”
The AP published the story, and Boskin got calls from other news outlets wanting interviews about the holiday’s origins.
When the AP discovered the story was false, they called Boskin, furious.
“They said I lied to them,” Boskin said. “I said, ‘I lied? How can you lie on April Fools’ Day?’”
Down in the United States of Uh-merica, Representative Paul Ryan, the leading Republican voice on budget policy, rolled out a new fiscal blueprint on Tuesday that calls for deep cuts in domestic programs, increased defense spending and a goal of erasing annual deficits in 10 years.
rGET THIS! He wants to cut taxes for high income earners, increase taxes for middle and low income earners, cut medicare and medicaid and social security, INCREASE defense spending, and balance the budget by 2024!

In fiscal 2016, for example, Ryan’s plan would add $43 billion in defense spending and deduct that amount from non-defense programs like health benefits, old age security, education, and science! In 2021, it would add $54 billion in military spending and subtract $95 billion from the above mentioned domestic programs

Folks, the guy is obviously evil as shit, or has been smoking weed laced with PCP or LSD!

I don’t know of any other way to handle this story except to make the woman our “Asshole of the Day!”
Jennifer Scollin hadn’t been feeling well lately and chalked it up to a stomach bug that was going around.
asshole trophy
But when the Connecticut woman woke up Saturday morning with bad stomach pains, she called her boyfriend to come home—and minutes after he did, her water broke.
They called 911, and she ended up delivering their second child in an ambulance parked in her driveway. “We didn’t know at first it was a baby coming, but once we did it happened fast,” she tells the Connecticut Post. “Two pushes and he was out.”
A man and a woman from Nova Scotia are pleading not guilty to committing indecent acts on board an Air Canada flight.
Court records say Jason George Chase, 39, and Alicia Elizabeth Lander, 25, are alleged to have participated in an indecent act in a public place on Jan 24.
Lander is also pleading not guilty to charges of assaulting a police officer and committing an act of mischief at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport.
Chase and Lander weren’t in Dartmouth provincial court Tuesday for the plea, but their defence lawyers entered the not guilty pleas on their behalf.
(What makes this so noteworthy is that the couple didn’t even bother to go to the bathroom………………., they just covered themselves with a blanket! -Ed.)
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——————————————————— AND FINALLY: When ya mention Jane Fonda ………….., “Hanoi Jane” comes to mind, or the Jane Fonda Exercise Tapes, or such movies as “The China Syndrome” or “Barefoot in the Park” or “They Shoot Horses, Don’t they?” or “Klute” or “Coming Home” or “Fun With Dick and Jane” or “The Electric Horseman” or “Nine to Five” or “Agnes of God” or “Monster in Law” or “On Golden Pond!” BUT! If you’re a typical North American, red blooded male, who is about the same age as as I am then ya remember her for an entirely different reason: