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The Guardian Book of April Fool’s Day

I’ve just ordered this book about April Fool’s Day by Martin Wainwright. It covers both the history of the day itself, as well as some of the most well-known April Fool’s jokes, such as the island of San Seriffe and the Spaghetti Harvest. With a bit of luck, it’ll be here in time for this weekend as I imagine I may be spending at least part of Saturday sat around waiting for people.

In a similar vein, Wikipedia is bracing itself for April 1st. It’s apparently one of the worst days for wiki vandalism.

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  1. On the same vein I just finished reading “The Museum of Hoaxes by Alex Boese” which covers hoaxes and includes a lot of April Fool’s stories (including a concise history). Pretty interesting read (and there is a Museum of Hoaxes website as well).