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Good Question: Why do we play all those pranks on each other every year?

Did you find yourself the victim of an April Fool's Day joke Thursday?

We certainly hope not, but the day is set aside for jokesters.

Good Question: Why do we play all those pranks on each other every year?

When I sat down to Google something Thursday, I found I was the victim of an April Fool's Day prank.

The search engine renamed its site 'Topeka' for the day.

It's a nod to the town in Kansas which changed its name to 'Google' for the entire month of March as a way to land a business deal with the company.

If you weren't a victim, a search on YouTube will help you find thousands of videos of people who were.

There's the old Post It Note the vehicle trick, filling someone's car with balloons even lining a hallway with cups filled with water.

All of it meant to be funny or annoying however you see it.

In Istanbul thousands of smiley balloons were released in honor of April Fools Day.

People there are not about jokes, rather reminding people to smile more.

But why all the tom foolery for one day!

Some research says the nonsense started in 16th century France.

New Year's was observed on April first, then the calendar was changed to have it on January first.

It seems for some, word traveled slow and they still celebrated in April, those folks were called April Fools and were the targets of pranks.


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