April Fools Day: Pranking at its best

Published 7:00 am Friday, April 1, 2016

Today the world will see and hear a number of stories, social media posts, or commercials on the radio and television, some of which are not going to be true.
Don’t forget what today is; it’s April 1st. Otherwise known as April Fool’s Day.
In preparation for the day, one Gulf Coast radio station is broadcasting a commercial for Elephant World. The key thing to look for in this commercial is there is an elephant older than 300 years, with high cholesterol, elephant rides will take 13 hours and there’s no mention of price or a location for the new attraction.
The key to deciphering if a prank is real or true, is to take everything into consideration. First, take just about everything anyone says, anything you read, and anything you see today with a grain of salt. Then double-check the facts.
Some people will be telling the truth, but be skeptical. Web sites and some news agencies will also get in on the fun. They will try to fool you with grand stories that may sound real on the surface, but a closer look will reveal they’re really just for the entertainment of those playing the prank. If you have a sense of humor, don’t forget to have a good time as well.
It is said that this annual calendar day is held in several nations still to this day, but with variations.
While not everyone enjoys having a prank pulled on them, if done with taste, April Fool’s Day pranks can be fun.
So sit back and enjoy this year’s holiday for playing pranks. And if you decide to play one yourself on friends or loved ones, don’t forget to keep it tasteful and painless.

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