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BMW ran an advertisement on April Fools Day 2015 that read "April Fool's Day Special - Come with any old car and receive a brand new BMW". One woman turned up with her old Nissan and got a brand new BMW with the number plate "NOF00L"

Pornhub displayed a message that said it automatically shared the video you were watching on social media for April Fools

In my opinion, it is useful to put together a list of the most interesting details from trusted sources that I've come across. Here are 50 of the best facts about April I managed to collect.

  1. One man won $6 million in one night from one casino. Don Johnson singlehandedly ruined the Tropicana's April 2011 revenue through blackjack; he'd already won $9 million at two other casinos. He is now banned from most Atlantic City casinos.

  2. Easter and April Fool’s Day have not fallen on the same day since 1956, but it will happen again in 11 years.

  3. In 2015, Queen Elizabeth II decided to not breed anymore corgis so that she would not leave any behind when she died. Her last corgi died in April 2018

  4. 2000-year-old graffiti was discovered in the ancient city of Pompeii, such as "On April 19th, I made bread." and "If anyone does not believe in Venus, they should gaze at my girlfriend."

  5. Mark Twain was born on the day when Halley’s Comet flew by earth. He said “I came in with Halley’s Comet in 1835. It is coming again next year, and I expect to go out with it.” Halley’s Commet next appeared on April 21, 1910 which is the day Mark Twain died

  6. For April Fools Day in 1998, Burger King took out a full-page ad in USA Today introducing a Whopper designed especially for lefties. The new burger would contain the same ingredients as the original, but rotated 180°. Thousands of customers swarmed BK restaurants requesting the "lefty" Whopper.

  7. There was a man so dedicated to April Fools, he flew hundreds of tires into a dormant volcano in Alaska and set them on fire, fooling the locals and coast guard into thinking the volcano was active

  8. Queen Elizabeth II stopped breeding Welsh Corgis so none would outlive her. Her last Corgi died in April of 2018.

  9. On April 9th 2007, a theater filled with parents and their small children who were there to see 'The Last Mimzy' were accidentally shown 'The Hills Have Eyes 2', in which the beginning of the movie features a screaming, bruised, beaten, and bloodied woman delivering a deformed newborn

  10. On this day, April 13th, a Friday in 2029, an asteroid more than 1,000ft wide will pass by Earth closer than the moon and will easily be observed with the naked eye.

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Current Emperor of Japan, Akihito, plans to retire next April. This will be the first time in 200 years a living emperor of Japan has abdicated. With the ascension of his son, Naruhito, a new era of Japanese history will be proclaimed

In April 1998 two women walked onto The Golden Gate Bridge at the same time intending to commit suicide. They did not know each other, but soon realized they were there for the same reason. A patrol officer saw them sitting on the railing, chatting. One jumped, followed by the other. - source

Ulysses S. Grant provided the defeated and starving Confederate Army with food rations after their surrender in April, 1865. Because of this, for the rest of his life, Robert E. Lee "would not tolerate an unkind word about Grant in his presence." - source

The LSD equivalent of 420 is called 'Bicycle Day' and is celebrated on April 19th. It commemorates the first time LSD's discoverer, Albert Hofmann, purposely took the drug as an experiment and had to be taken home by his lab assistant on a bicycle.

American Singer-songwriter Bob Dylan has been touring non-stop since June of 1988 on what is now called the “Never Ending Tour”. He played his 3,000th show of the tour on April 19, 2019. - source

On April Fools Day 1997, Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak and Jeopardy host Alex Trebek swapped shows for the day

In 2001 a Hooter's restaurant held a sales contest offering the prize of a new Toyota (which was actually April Fools’ joke). When a waitress won, she was given a new toy “Yoda". She sued the restaurant alleging fraudulent misrepresentation and won enough money to buy a new car.

On April Fools' Day 1997, Alex Trebek and Pat Sajak traded places. Pat Sajak hosted Jeopardy! and Alex Trebek hosted Wheel of Fortune with Sajak's wife, Lesly, as Trebek's co-host. Sajak and Vanna White played contestants at the wheel, with winnings going toward charities.

On April Fools' Day 2006, Brian Shaffer, an Ohio State med student, was captured by CCTV entering a campus bar — but NOT coming out again. He's been missing for 10 years. Police wonder if he somehow escaped, others believe his body is still inside the bar.

Tom Moore Jr, a member of the Texas House of Representatives, introduced an April Fools resolution to illustrate how some of his colleagues didn't read things they voted on. The bill passed, officially commending The Boston Strangler for his work in population control.

Germans have a running gag where they pretend the town of Bielefeld does not exist. Even when Angela Merkel talked about a meeting she had in Bielefeld, she added: "…if it exists at all." Bielefeld has even released a statement insisting their existence, but unknowingly published it on April 1.

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Syrian War: Area and Population under control or influence of each major faction - April 2018

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For an April fools prank, Virgin cola announced they had a new technology that would turn their cans blue when they expired. They advised their customers not to buy blue cans. Coincidentally, Pepsi had just released their bright blue can design.

On April Fools Day in 1989, billionaire Richard Branson designed a hot air balloon to look like a UFO, and hired a dwarf in an E.T. costume to come out and scare whoever was near it when it landed.

Bicycle Day" (19th April) celebrates Swiss scientist Albert Hofmann's discovery of LSD in 1943, and the harrowing ride home on his bicycle after deliberately ingesting a dose of the drug

On April Fools Day in 1989, billionaire Richard Branson designed a hot air balloon to look like a UFO, and hired a dwarf in an E.T. costume to come out and scare whoever was near it when it landed.

April 11, 1954 is considered the most boring day in history with no significant births or deaths occurring on that day.

NPR posted a link "Why doesn't America read anymore?" to their facebook page; the link led to an April Fool's message saying that many people comment on a story without ever reading the article & asking not to comment if you read the link; people commented immediately on how they do read

Ahmad Shah Massoud was an Afghan resistance leader, who in April 2001 warned the European Parliament about a large-scale terrorist attack on U.S. soil being imminent. He was assassinated on September 9, 2001, 2 days before the 9/11 attacks.

In 1996, as a April Fool's Day prank, the Taco Bell Corporation took out a full-page ad that appeared in six major newspapers saying that it had bought the Liberty Bell and was renaming it the Taco Liberty Bell. The National Historic Park in Philadelphia received hundreds of outraged calls.

An April Fool's Day Joke on the BBC resulted in a number of people contacting them in order to discover how they could grow their own Spaghetti Trees. At the time, Spaghetti was fairly unknown in the UK. It is regarded as one of the biggest hoaxes ever from a reputable news establishment.

Pat Sajak and Alex Trebek swapped places on Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune as an April Fool's joke in 1997

The role of April Ludgate was specifically created for Aubrey Plaza, after the casting director met her and felt she was, "weirdest girl I’ve ever met in my life."

April 11, 1954 was the most boring day in history, according to a computer program tracking news. The most noteworthy events of that day included a general election in Belgium and the birth of a Turkish academic.

In South Korea, there is a day called Black Day (April 14), where single people eat noodles to lament their loneliness. This is in opposition to Valentine's Day and White Day, the days for couples.

April 16, 2016 will be the 500 year anniversary of Bavaria adopting the Reinheitsgebot. It is a law that said that the only ingredients that could be used in the production of beer were water, barley and hops. It was later amended to include yeast.

In April of 2018, scientists at the Gladstone Institutes in California completely erased Alzheimer’s disease damage in human cells by changing the structure of one protein.

When Gmail was introduced with an unbelievable 1GB free storage in 2004, Hotmail only offered 2MB. Google announced Gmail on April 1st, and wrote a punny and unprofessional press release, tricking many into thinking it was an April's fool joke

In 1956 a man appeared on the popular TV show "I've Got A Secret" who had witnessed Abraham Lincoln's assassination on April 14th, 1865

The lowest attendance for a Major League Baseball game was April 29, 2015, when zero fans saw the Chicago White Sox play the Baltimore Orioles. Due to civil unrest in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray, there was insufficient security available and no fans were allowed in.

On April 18, 1930, the BBC announced, “There is no news today,” and played piano music instead.

Gmail was believed to be an April Fools joke upon its release on March 29 due to its 1 GB storage space: Hotmail offered only 2mb at the time

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