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April Fool's Day: How Chaucer, calendar confusion and Hilaria led to pranks and fake news

April Fool's Day: How Chaucer, calendar confusion and Hilaria led to pranks and fake news

The Telegraph - By Telegraph Reporters

April Fool's Day is around the corner, falling on a Monday this year to alleviate those back-to-work blues. It is a tradition in Western societies to take part in pranks and jokes on April 1 every year, taken as an opportunity by many to inflict some quick humour into an otherwise ordinary day. But …

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