The Weekly Stripe – 01.04.21
Were you fooled?! Today was of course April Fools’ Day, a day that has been celebrated for several centuries, yet its origins still remain a mystery. This week we're diving into the world of pranks and hoaxes.
A change in calendar or old Roman tradition? Read about some of the possible origins of April Fools’ Day.
Have you ever wondered where pasta comes from? Find out more in this 1957 BBC Panorama (April Fools’ Day) documentary.
Public distrust in the media and fake news – is pulling an April Fools’ joke too risky for journalists?
Why are some people more gullible than others? Read about the psychology of gullibility and our willingness to believe absurd stories.
Here’s a list of the top 100 best hoaxes of all time – better get planning for next year!