Many ancient Egyptian Pharaohs were overweight and unhealthy, in contrast to their typical depiction. That was likely due to a sugary diet of alcohol, bread and honey.
Louisiana is the only state that has a license for florists. The state’s florist exam once had a failure rate almost twice as high as the Louisiana bar exam.
During WWII, there was an Allied plan to smuggle estrogen into Hitler’s food so he would become more feminine and less aggressive.
In 2012 an artist dressed up as the Hamburglar and biked around New York City throwing partially-eaten McDonald’s cheeseburgers at bystanders. The artist said he wanted it to be “one of those little things that messes up your whole day.”
An airline pilot ordered 30 pizzas for his passengers after finding they would be delayed for weather. The pizzas were cleared by security and sent directly to the plane.
Smoking in the presence of a child is considered physical abuse in Latvia.
A girl scout sold 117 boxes in 2 hours in front of a pot dispensary.
A British woman was sued for biting off a man’s nose after he tried to kiss her without consent. She won and the judge ruled “When a man kisses a woman against her will, she is fully entitled to bite his nose.”
Someone tricked a Nigerian scammer into hand writing an entire Harry Potter novel, the whole 293 pages and scanned with a scan width of 1200 pixel. He offered to pay him $100 per page if he was willing to do the work.
The concrete used to make the Hoover Dam is still curing to this day.
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.
Yale University is named after Elihu Yale, “the most overrated philanthropist in history,” instead of main philanthropist Jeremiah Dummer, because Dummer College would have been a bad name.
In order to protect people in the future from radioactive waste, two philosophers proposed we genetically engineer cats to change color when exposed to radiation then create folklore and songs about the cats.
American Police killed more people in March (111) than the entire UK police have killed since 1900.
April 1st was originally celebrated as the New Year day, until in 1582 Pope Gregory XIII ordered a new calender to replace the old one. Those who continued celebrating the New Year on April 1st (either rebels or ignorant of the new changes) were thus branded ‘Fools’.