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April Fools’ Day


April Fools’ Day

There are many names for this day, just as there are many practical jokes to play on the unsuspecting. The simplest pranks usually involve children who, for example, tell each other that their shoelaces are undone and then cry “April Fool!” when the victims glance at their feet. Sometimes the media broadcast fictitious news items. British television, for example, once showed Italian farmers “harvesting” spaghetti from trees. The French call it Fooling the April Fish Day (the fool being the poisson d’avril) and try to pin a paper fish on someone’s back without getting caught. More… Discuss

today’s holiday: Holy Innocents’ Day (2014)


Holy Innocents’ Day (2014)

Also known as Innocents’ Day or Childermas, this day commemorates the massacre of all the male children two years and younger in Bethlehem as ordered by King Herod, who hoped that the infant Jesus would be among them. Not surprisingly, this day has long been regarded as unlucky. In ancient times, the “Massacre of the Innocents” was reenacted by whipping the younger members of a family. But over the years, the tables turned, and in some countries it has become a day when children play pranks on their elders. In Mexico, Childermas is the equivalent of April Fools’ Day. More… Discuss

YouTube Announces Upcoming Viral Video Trends newtrends



Here at YouTube HQ, we write, shoot, and upload all of the world’s most popular viral videos. Here’s a sneak peek at what you’ll be watching in 2014.

Clocking First Look http://goo.gl/6I5zn0
Kissing Dad First Look http://goo.gl/NmoVPJ
Glub Glub First Look http://goo.gl/dMnMU4
***Official Glub Glub Water Dance song available on the YouTube Audio Library: https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary_…
User-Submission: Chicken High Fives First Look http://goo.gl/XlAUC3
User-Submission: Flash-Sobbing First Look http://goo.gl/XOPFHd
User-Submission: Guitar Tricking First Look http://goo.gl/2cvfRK

And this year, we’re looking to you to submit your own viral trend ideas! Share your ideas using #newtrends and our Meme Development experts will choose their favorites and make them official YouTube trends, complete with demo videos on youtube.com/youtube. 

Thanks to our guest stars for demonstrating the year’s upcoming trends: Gregory Brothers (https://www.youtube.com/thegregorybro…), Todd Womack (https://www.youtube.com/barelypolitical), Jake Roper (https://www.youtube.com/vsauce3), Andy Zou, Molly Gallagher, Vanessa Hill, Kung Pao O’Malley

And thank you to our past trend successes:
Gangnam Style https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bZkp…
Trampoline Fail Excites Dog https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2g1uC…
Friday – Rebecca Black http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfVsfO…
Leave Britney Alone! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHmvkR…
The Screaming Sheep http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIaFtA…
Double Rainbow: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQSNhk…
Nyan Cathttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QH2-T…
The Harlem Shake – BREAK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtXee…

By submitting your ideas in any of these ways, you give YouTube permission to use your ideas in videos, images, and other content that may be displayed on YouTube, other Google services, or elsewhere on the Internet. This includes all of the rights we need to use your ideas, whether under copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, or other intellectual property rights. You also agree to submit only ideas and other content for which you have all necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to give us these rights.

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Article: SAN SERRIFFE


San Serriffe

On April Fools’ Day 1977, Britain’s The Guardiannewspaper reported on the curious—but fictional—island nation of San Serriffe. The article described two islands—Upper Caisse and Lower Caisse—inhabited by colonists known as “colons” and “semi-colons,” who celebrate events such as the Festival of the Well-Made Play. Since the article predated personal computers, typography was not widely known, and plays on words like “sans serif” eluded many readers. What is San Serriffe’s national bird?More… Discuss

Can you be Hypnotized? OR April Fool’s Day hoax? YOU ARE TO DECIDE (Warning: not for non-believers!)


ONE,  TWO,  THREE: AS YOU WAKE UP,  REMEMBER NOTHING!

One Lovely Blog Award Post


"One Lovely Blog Award"

“One Lovely Blog Award”; Thanks Maarit-Johanna !  (click to access post)

Dear reader,

My blog has been nominated for ‘One Lovely Blog Award’ by Maarit-Johanna, who reminds us by the articles published at her Website, The World of Alexander the Great,  of the otherwise long gone, and forgotten by some, historical fact that history tends to repeat itself. Blessed are those who remember this simple atribute of life, time and space and live with an eye on the past, and the other on the pass, where the next foot will next touch the ground beneath.

Rules:

1. Link back to the person who nominated you: Thank you for nominating my blog for this award Maarit-Johanna!  http://theworldofalexanderthegreat.wordpress.com/

2. Post the award image to your page

3. Tell 7 facts about yourself

1. I love nature

2. I was born in springtime and always adored the dizzying feeling of its return.

3. My favorite poets are Mihai Eminescu and Leonard Cohen

4. I consider Leonard Cohen to be the true voice of at least one generation, as a musician, philosopher, and poet: that  to which I belong, but his work will survive, and grow.

5. I quit smoking, April Fools Day, 1990, and never regreted it… seriously, never!

6. I like to observe (acknowledge) squirrels, and sometimes,  kites and other Identifiable Flying Objects (IFO).

7. I like to help other, especially when they are stranded (such as on the bike road, flat tire, no pump, that kind of thing): Yes it’s OK to use the one I carry around!

4. Nominate 15 other blogs

1.  Frizztext:  http://flickrcomments.wordpress.com

2.  Violetsky:  http://violetgallery.wordpress.com/

3. Hetterbell:  http://hippyh.wordpress.com/

4. Marina Kanavaki:  http://marinakanavaki.com/

5. Ann Novek:  http://havehest.wordpress.com/

6. Free Tag Zone – Inventaire de l’éphémère :http://freetagzone.wordpress.com/

7. Kotev 1000:  http://kotev25.wordpress.com/

8. Stacy Alexander – Multi-Disciplinary Artist: http://artecalifornia.com/

9. Russel Ray:  http://russelrayphotos2.com/

10.  Dear Kitty. Some Blog: http://dearkitty1.wordpress.com/

11.  Zubhan Zein:  http://subhanzein.wordpress.com/

12. Stefania: http://poorbuthonest.wordpress.com/

13.  Dear Bliary : http://firstandfabulous.wordpress.com/

14. Tracie Louise : http://tracielouisephotography.wordpress.com

15. lost in town:  http://lostintown.wordpress.com/

Thank you to all of you who take time to read my blog !

Let Enjoy today, and hope and work towards a more luminous tomorrow!

George.

Huntington Beach Surf Competition April 1st 2012


Huntington Beach Surf City Competition An April Fools Day

Huntington Beach Surf City Competition An April Fools Day