Don’t be fooled on April Fools Day !

Have you heard of April Fools day ?

It occurs in many countries but not necessarily on April 1st.

It is a day when people like to play practical jokes on each other and then shout  “April fool” at the unfortunate victim(s). These days more and more newspapers, magazines and social media platforms report very strange unbelievable stories as a joke.

So watch out for these stories and don’t be fooled.

As a practice take this quiz to see if you can spot some fake stories.

Don’t be fooled !!!

Welcome to your April Fool; don't be fooled !

 

 



What is the origin of the word "fool"?


Did this really happen?

In 1979 officials in the European Union confirmed what many have long suspected: that carrots are not, in fact, a vegetable, but are actually a variety of fruit. The officials urged that appropriate reclassification efforts should begin at once.


Which group wrote and sang Fool on the Hill in 1967?

Day after day alone on the hill,
The man with the foolish grin is keeping perfectly still,
But nobody wants to know him,
They can see that he's just a fool,
And he never gives an answer,
But the fool on the hill
Sees the sun going down,
And the eyes in his head,
See the world spinning around.
Well on his way his head in a cloud,
The man of a thousand voices talking percetly loud
But nobody ever hears him,
Or the sound he appears to make,
And he never seems to notice,
But the fool on the hill . . .
Nobody seems to like him
They can tell what he wants to do.
And he never shows his feelings,
But the fool on the hill . . .


This bracelet is made of "Fools gold", an alloy of copper and zinc. It is also known by another name, what is it?


Did this really happen ?

In 1993 city officials in Cologne, Germany imposed a new regulation on people jogging through the city park. Runners were required to pace themselves to go no faster than six mph. City officials warned that if runners ran any faster they would disturb the squirrels.


Did this really happen ?
In 1999 the American Left-handed Association lodged a formal request with well known fast food chains to add left handed burgers to their menus. The AL-HA stipulated that it wanted the same ingredients as right handed burgers but adjusted 180°  for left handed customers.


Has this really happened ?

New GMO technology has been able to produce spaghetti that grows on trees for ease of picking.


Following Brexit all international English proficiency tests (TOEIC, BULATS, Cambridge etc) will now include Welsh, Northern Irish and Scottish accents.
 

 



This picture shows the main characters from a very popular British TV comedy series, Only Fools and Horses. What is the name of the car they used to drive ?


Which of the following is NOT a real law in the USA?
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