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Night is falling (in this part of the world), yet the only April Fool joke I've seen today is L.A.F.A.B.L.E (two threads down).
Has there been any good ones in other parts of the world?
Norwegian media used to have a rich April Fool tradition up until 10-15 years ago, making up some great stories. Then some of the newspapers started competing about being the first to disclose all the pranks in the other newspapers. It started in the paper newspaper age: Those coming to the street at lunchtime summarized the pranks in all morning newspapers; the evening newspapers included the lunchtime papers as well in their walkthrough, usually taking up far more space than their own April 1st joke.
As Internet newspapers took over, the joke summaries moved to your morning coffee. Only rarely would you see the real prank story before you saw it mentioned in a summary. So there is no "fool" element left, no suspense: No one ever gets fooled anymore, because every newspaper makes big first page headlines to tell how clever they are at disclosing all the pranks in the nation.
So the fun went out of it. Nowadays, no one cares to make any good April Fool joke in this country. I really hope that the tradition is alive and well in other countries
I still think that one of the best made cases is the BBC 1957 story: Spaghetti harvesting[^]. I have met Brits who fiercely deny that anyone at all was fooled by this story. Reactions experienced by BBC tell differently.
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