April Fools

Contest Info

  • Started: 3/30/2008 06:00
  • Ended: 4/1/2008 06:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 26
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
April Fools
Contest Directions: The beloved holiday of all pranksters - April Fool's Day - is just around the corner. Statistics show that in the recent years the number of pranks in the home and at the office has decreased on April Fool's Day, but the number of large institutionalized media hoaxes has increased. See example 1 and example 2. Many TV channels, magazines, and newspapers, are expected to publish some hoax stories this April Fools Day.
Photoshop prank and hoax stories/titles that newspapers or magazines may publish this April Fool's Day. Your entry has to be in the form of a magazine cover or newspaper page. Here's one good example. Think of all the unbelievable things that may happen in politics and civil life and feature them as real stories of newspapers and magazines.

Contest Info

    • Started: 3/30/2008 06:00
    • Ended: 4/1/2008 06:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 26
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
26 pictures
  • Hillary Clinton Awarded a Purple Heart

    Hillary Clinton Awarded a Purple Heart
  • Bill Gates and Steve Jobs Cover April Fools on WIRED Magazine

    Bill Gates and Steve Jobs Cover April Fools on WIRED Magazine
  • April Fools Scientific American

    April Fools Scientific American
  • April Fools Global Warming Magazine Cover

    April Fools Global Warming Magazine Cover
  • April Fools Pope Playing Poker

    April Fools Pope Playing Poker
  • April Fools BritneySpears in Good Housekeeping

    April Fools BritneySpears in Good Housekeeping
  • April Fools Obama in Newsweek

    April Fools Obama in Newsweek
  • April Fools in HOT Magazine

    April Fools in HOT Magazine
  • Prince Charles King of Britain in Time Magazine

    Prince Charles King of Britain in Time Magazine
  • April Fools Iraq War is Over

    April Fools Iraq War is Over
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This contest is fueled by the following news: Laughing day (April Fool's Day) is the unofficial festival which is celebrated generally on the 1st of April. Fools day in Spain is celebrated on the 28th of December. As per tradition, it is allowed to play jokes on this day with friends, family members, colleagues and others. The jokes are triggered if the person forgets what day it is. There are very famous April 1st practical jokes and pranks through the mass media. The First of the April 1st practical jokes through the mass media are standardized by the rule in many countries. For example, in the USA, the mass media has to warn that they are joking. The first references about the day of laughs in regards to God are related to ancient Rome. The tradition of the first of April practical jokes in Europe started in the 16th century. In 1564 in France, Carl IX issued a decree on the shifting of the New Year from the 1st April to 1st January. Some people continued to celebrate the New Year on first of April itself and people used to play jokes with them by presenting empty gifts. At this time, the Sun was located in the Pisces constellation. From that time, in France, funny tricks were called as "April fish" Note: Nobody knows the reason of the name "April fish", but there is a hypothesis. There is a one more version for this festival, as per which we are obliged to Neapolitan King Monterei. On the completion of an earthquake a fish was presented to this King. After one year, the King demanded the same thing. The same fish they could not get, but the cook prepared another dish very similar to it. Though the King knew the replacement, he was calm and even started laughing. From this time, people started celebrating this day by playing first of April practical jokes. As opinions show, more than 70% of people assemble for the playing of jokes with their friends. As per the same opinions, many jokes come from students and from people involved in their own business and having their own companies. It is advised not to bring grandmothers into the picture, though everybody plays jokes on the first of April. That's why you should be alert and have a sense of humor, a set of fresh jokes and funny rhymes and do not be angry at jokes and respond in the same manner. In general enjoy, because every minute of laughing is useful for health. In some countries April Fools Day jokes can only be played on another person up to midday. On the first of April 1957, the BBC Company broadcasted the message about a fantastic harvest of macaroni in Switzerland. Frames were shown about the work of farmers, who were collecting the macaroni in from trees. So many letters were received by the BBC asking to send seedlings. Only some people recognized with embarrassment, that it was a joke.