April Fools!

Tomorrow is April Fool's Day — a day on which the vast majority of people will go about their lives as usual, oblivious of what day it is, and a very few people will go to extreme lengths to prank and play jokes on unsuspecting victims.

I have to confess that I've never played an April Fool prank in my life, and don't really have any interest in changing that. But over at my other home online, I've delved pretty deeply into the history of this unusual holiday. And this year I took the time to give my list of the Top 100 April Fool's Day Hoaxes of All Time a complete overhaul. So check it out, if interested.

And if you're in the Nova Scotia area, you can catch me on a CBC radio show tomorrow, Maritime Noon, talking and answering questions about the history of April Fools.

     Posted By: Alex - Tue Mar 31, 2015
     Category: Alex





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Hay, Alex, which channel is it going to be on? It looks like they're LIVE on the web & there's a call-in 1-800 so we can bug you in person!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 03/31/15 at 12:57 PM
Unfortunately I don't know what channel it is. I'll be in a studio in San Diego, so it's not local for me. But if you can figure out the call-in system, I'd love to get calls from WUvians!
Posted by Alex on 03/31/15 at 01:00 PM
Here's your chance to gain some SERIOUS brownie points with Alex......

Go the the link below and choose Listen Live Radio 1.
http://www.cbc.ca/radio/

Check the time for your area.
The time zone (if I've got it right) is UTC-4 EDT is -5 so the show will air at 11AM EDT and 10AM CDT.

Call in at 1-800-565-5453 to talk to Alex.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 03/31/15 at 01:20 PM
Plans already in place for tomorrow .. Bawahahahahahaha shock zipper
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 03/31/15 at 04:37 PM
I bet BD. Poor Mrs.BD.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 03/31/15 at 07:50 PM
That's 8:00 am on the west coast. If I wasn't working in the hospital I'd sneak away from work and try and get a call on the air. I've been a dedicated weird news fan for more than a decade!
Posted by Miles in Eugene, OR on 04/01/15 at 01:38 AM
Damn! I only caught the last 10 min!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 04/01/15 at 11:56 AM
@Alex; I did listen to the radio show and will revisit your hoax site.

One radio hoax came from the mid 1970's when Canada was converting to the Metric system. The morning host announced the time in Metric, or 10 centihours in a day. At the time there was a lot of opposition to converting and the hoax had many people, well, MAD
Posted by BMN on 04/01/15 at 12:26 PM
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