There are some differing opinions on the origin of April Fools. Some folks believe that it dates as far back as Geoffrey Chaucer's time, where someone joked in The Canterbury Tales about an event occurring on March 32nd, which doesn't exist, in case you were wondering.
I think it has to do with the fact that spring is basically pranking us all. You think that you're in for warmer weather when BAM, a snow storm hits out of nowhere. "Snow in April, really?" It seems to happen far too often for people to say "really" at this point, but I guess it's a Northeastern thing.
Regardless of how this absurd holiday came to be, it doesn't change the fact that some people bring their pranking A-game once a year to celebrate April Fools' Day. Here are some of the best pranksters 2018 has to offer.
Elon was found passed out against a Tesla Model 3, surrounded by "Teslaquilla" bottles, the tracks of dried tears still visible on his cheeks.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 1, 2018
This is not a forward-looking statement, because, obviously, what's the point?
Happy New Month! pic.twitter.com/YcouvFz6Y1
Pretty solid April Fools joke that my brother and sister-in-law played on their kids this morning: Easter baskets filled with diapers, pacifiers, etc.— Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) April 1, 2018
Or as they put it: “The biggest insult to little kids... baby stuff.” The things parents do to amuse ourselves... pic.twitter.com/y4LFpCpNP1
Happy to report that Kenny and I are weird enough that 99% of people who received our staged “engagement” photo believed it and congratulated us. It was taken in a cemetery and sent out on #AprilFoolsDay SERIOUSLY LOVE THIS GUY SO MUCH. pic.twitter.com/Rk6gPxiVkT— Brittney Chamberlain (@BritRae85) April 1, 2018