April Fool’s Day ~ Hoaxes in History

Sharon Lathan

Sharon Lathan is the best-selling author of The Darcy Saga, a ten-volume sequel series to Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice.

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[…] Last year to honor April Fool’s Day I wrote an essay on the history of this “holiday” for pranksters. Check that out here: The Origin of April Fool’s Day… Maybe. I also shared a few of my favorite hoaxes from the past in this post:  April Fool’s Day hoaxes in history […]


No we’re not that clever 😉 And also I cannot lie for the life of me. I give it away too easily, it’s written all over my face !!


Yes my husband and I were fooled real good 😉 Our cousin called one evening to say that his Mum had just arrived from overseas and she wanted to catch up with us immediately, no time to waste! We were stunned that she had arrived in the country. She had never been to Australia before and my hubby hadn’t seen her in years! She had always been difficult to deal with too, much like Lady C 😉 so we were a little apprehensive about the meeting. Yet we still raced over to our cousins place at his insistence to see our Aunt. We were greeted at the door by a very smug cousin singing April Fool!!!!
Terrible consequences for some of these hoaxes you detailed above!

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