Mustering all its hard-hitting investigative prowess, the venerable WashPo takes on tracing the frivolity of this first day of the fourth month to its original roots.
April Fool’s Day was around long before Google—a geopolitical force that is surely on par with the Holy Roman Empire, both of which are implicated in this story by Sarah Kaplan, who clearly is not at risk of being bamboozled like all those gullible Brits who fell in a big way for the BBC’s Swiss Spaghetti Harvest story of 1957.
Even the Catholic Church, of course, is suspect of starting this day of pranks. Read on for some good, clean sincere fun.
The Washington Post